Trump kills key Obamacare subsidy payments: What it means Trump's abrupt withdrawal of the payments leaves all Obamacare insurers on the hook for the last three months of this year, which may spur them to sue. This comes to more than $1 billion, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The payments were expected to total $7 billion this year. Trump's move will hurt Americans. "These benefits help real people every day, and if they are ended, there will be real consequences," the lobbying groups said. "This action will make it harder for patients to access the care they need. Costs will go up and choices will be restricted." Without Subsidies premiums will soar -------------------------- Where we will know the effects is three months before the end of the year. That's October. Midterms are in November. You think all those "retiring" Republicans don't know that?