Administration officials prepared the proposal to outline spending plans for federal fiscal year 2019, which starts Oct. 1, and, in some cases, for calendar year 2019. (Photo: Shutterstock)

President Donald Trump’s new budget proposal for 2019 could provide enough funding for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) cost-sharing reduction subsidy program to make $8.1 billion in outlays in 2019.

The program helps low-income ACA public exchange plan users handle their health insurance co-payments and deductibles.

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