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The Trump administration has taken a lot of swipes at the Affordable Care Act this year. Here's a look at what's changed.

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Trumpcare The move will force insurers to raise premiums for next year to cover the risk that the stabilizing payments won’t get made. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Affordable Care Act insurers are facing a fresh round of uncertainty that could drive up premiums or push companies to stop offering coverage through the law, after the Trump administration’s latest move to cut off subsidies meant to help stabilize insurance markets.

On Saturday, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said a months-old federal court ruling would force it to suspend what are known as risk-adjustment payments, worth about $10.4 billion for 2017. The payments are part of a program in the Affordable Care Act meant to help balance the insurance markets when some insurers inevitably got stuck with sicker, more costly patients.

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