President Trump is throwing a bomb into the insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act, choosing to end critical payments to health insurers that help millions of lower-income Americans afford coverage.
Note the incendiary language, "throwing a bomb." Paragraph nine of the same article reads as follows:
The cost-sharing reductions — or CSRs, as they are known — have long been the subject of a political and legal seesaw. Congressional Republicans argued that the sprawling 2010 health-care law that established them does not include specific language providing appropriations to cover the government’s cost. House Republicans sued HHS over the payments during President Barack Obama’s second term. A federal court agreed that they were illegal, and the case has been pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
I presume that the reporters knew the information they wrote in paragraph nine before writing the first sentence. Yet they characterize ending payments that a federal court has deemed illegal as "throwing a bomb." I expect more from professionals, so why, other than the fact that my local paper reprinted this, would I seek out The Washington Post?
I wouldn't. By contrast, read this post at Powerline by John Hinderaker. It provides a legal background, it quotes from the judge's decision, and links to another source about the likely effect of the policy change. If the amateurs can do a better job than the professionals, then it is no surprise that traditional news outlets are in decline.