Gavel on flag The $30 billion reinsurance program that was the top priority of health insurers was dropped from the spending bill on Monday, as was funding for cost-sharing reduction payments. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The two-year omnibus budget bill that has passed the House and Senate doesn't include any cost-sharing reduction payments or a federal reinsurance program. And that's got insurers thinking about raising premiums yet again, or simply bailing out of the individual market in 2019.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.