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Where the money stands in ACA risk adjustment

Data: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Chart: Harry Stevens/Axios

The Trump administration's decision to suspend the Affordable Care Act's risk adjustment program, which transfers money among health insurers, could inevitably create winners and losers in the law's marketplace.

By the numbers: Nine health insurance companies, many of which are Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliates, each are owed at least $100 million in risk adjustment payments from 2017. Five insurers each are supposed to pay at least $100 million into the program.