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More health insurance woes looming: blame Trump or Obama?

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It's looking like another year of big premium increases and dwindling choice for many consumers who buy their own health insurance — but why, and who's to blame?

President Donald Trump has

a program he's dissed and wants to dismantle.

Independent experts say it's more complicated. As for blame, there's enough to go around.

Many insurers participating in the Affordable Care Act are still struggling to overcome financial losses. That's driving premiums higher next year and nudging some insurers toward the exits.

But the Trump administration has also sent mixed signals that insurers find unsettling. Trump keeps hinting he might stop paying billions of dollars in subsidies.

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