Trump administration freezes some payments to Obamacare insurers, citing court ruling

The effect of the cutoff will be complex. In the short term, it will likely favor health insurers that have drawn healthier, less-costly customers. Under the risk-adjustment program, those insurers make payments into a pool that is redistributed to plans with sicker, more costly patients. As a result, some plans that had already been doing better financially will benefit from not having to make the payments.