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Funding CSRs doesn’t have a cost or benefit, according to CBO, because the they are already included in the agency’s baseline estimates. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Congress’s non-partisan scorekeeper didn’t find any big savings for the U.S. government in a Senate bill designed to stabilize Obamacare, but the reason for that is a technicality.

The bipartisan legislation, from Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and Democrat Patty Murray, would explicitly fund the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reduction payments through 2019, while offering more flexibility for states to set up their own insurance markets. This month President Donald Trump halted the payments — which reimburse health insurers for offering reduced co-pays and deductibles to lower-income customers — amid a dispute over their legality.

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