Maine Community Health Options argues that by stopping the payments, the federal government was changing the rules in the middle of the game. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A nonprofit health insurance co-op in Maine is suing the Trump administration over the administration’s halting of cost sharing reduction payments that the Obama administration had been making to insurers that provided Affordable Care Act plans.

Maine Community Health Options seeks $5.6 billion in CSR payments that it would have received in 2017 if the federal government hadn’t announced that it was ending the program in October.

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