An employer group says the success of one Trump administration proposal for cutting small employers'health benefits costs depends on the stability of the individual major medical market.

The American Benefits Council has asked the administration tothink about the small employers when it takes steps, such as endingAffordable Care Act cost-sharing reduction subsidy payments in the middle of theyear, that might hurt the individual market.

Trump administration officials announced last Thursday that theywould end the cost-sharing reduction subsidy program payment streamimmediately, because they do not believe the administration has avalid congressional appropriation it can use to justify making thepayments.

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