Why not start off the holiday season with a little political analysis from The Washington Post? They have a pretty comprehensive online package, including videos, examining the possible future of the ACA and health Care in general under a Trump administration.
As we noted last week, it’s not gone unnoticed that the “repeal and replace” rhetoric that lit up so many rallies has given way to a bit more more of a measured approach.
Last week Trump created a stir by saying he might “amend” the ACA instead of repealing and replacing it. But his views on the substance of the law didn’t change. As he’d said during his campaign, he mentioned keeping the provision that forbids insurers to deny coverage to people with preexisting medical problems. He also said he’d like to continue letting young adults stay on their parents’ insurance policies until they are 26 — an idea that has been part of House Republicans’ health-care plan.
For the good of the healthcare industry, let’s hope that there are solutions which can calm the rhetoric in 2017. All we need to do is cover those in need, reduce the cost of insurance, reduce the cost of coverage, and trim the cost to the government — sounds like we should all be onboard with those targets!