Dreamers help, insurer subsidies not in bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two sources close to congressional budget talks say an emerging government-wide spending bill won’t renew protections for young Dreamer immigrants facing possible deportation.

It also won’t provide subsidies to insurers who cut costs for low-earning customers. And it won’t have federal payments to carriers to help them afford to cover their costliest clients.

Both health proposals were aimed at curbing premium increases and had bipartisan support. Democrats wouldn’t accept Republican demands to include abortion restrictions on the money.

President Donald Trump has ended protections for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. In return for renewing them, White House bargainers wanted more than the $1.6 billion the final bill contains for border security including Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico.

The Republican and Democratic sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak on the record about a bill that isn’t yet public.