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Georgians scramble after Trump kills health insurance subsidies

WASHINGTON -- Kirk Lyman-Barner’s phone began buzzing at 7:30 a.m. Friday and didn’t stop for hours.

An Americus insurance broker who specializes in Obamacare policies, Lyman-Barner is used to being a familiar face around town. But even his morning coffee run at Cafe Campesino was interrupted repeatedly by clients, all of whom were worried about how much their monthly health care premiums would increase due to the latest headlines coming out of Washington.

At 11 the night before, the Trump administration announced it would stop paying insurance companies to subsidize low-income customers on Obamacare’s individual markets. Lyman-Barner’s clients were terrified that subsequent premium increases would force them into catastrophic plans, juggling bills or dropping insurance coverage altogether...

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