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What the new budget bill means for the ACA: 4 key notes

President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion budget bill that will fund the government through the rest of fiscal year 2018.

Here are four ways the budget bill does — or does not — affect the ACA.

1. The spending bill does not provide new funding for the ACA.

2. The bill continues to block the federal government from funding the risk corridor program, which attempts to protect insurance companies from higher than expected costs on the state insurance exchanges, according to Medscape.

3. It requires CMS to notify congressional committees two days before any ACA-related data or grant opportunities are released to the public.

4. The bill also requires CMS to publish ACA-related spending by category since its inception. CMS must publish information on the number of employees, contractors and activities related to the ACA.

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