He signed an executive order to "minimize the economic burden of the Affordable Care Act pending repeal". These possibilities might blunt some of the effects of a repeal, but today's study still shows that many will be harmed if the Republican plan goes through. But with Trump now in office, there is increased momentum to scrap former President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement. Initially all the talk was just about repeal, and then there was a growing consensus that we needed to not only repeal but replace very quickly thereafter. According to the Des Moines Register, 240,000 Iowans could lose their health care if they repeal Obamacare. "The reality is, we won't get to 60 if we keep the locus of repeal on the federal capital, we need to move the locus of repeal to state capitals and to allow those states to decide the best system for them and to fulfil our promise of repeal but you can keep insurance if you like".
Instead, Republican lawmakers are seeking to dismantle Obamacare's provisions through a reconciliation bill, which can pass with a simple majority and is not subject to a filibuster. While that depends on what the proposed ACA replacement will be. But we are still waiting to see his plan. Individuals and small businesses could still purchase insurance on state exchanges, and low-income individuals could be eligible for federal subsidies to cover the cost of insurance. The plans themselves are not administered by government entities.
Translated, that means that if you have a pre-existing condition but haven't had a recent gap in your health coverage, insurers could not discriminate against you.
In Ohio, for example, Corlett estimates that out of the 700,000 residents who received coverage once the state expanded Medicaid, 200,000 struggle with substance abuse.
Republicans in Congress have already begun the legislative process of overhauling the law. According to some sources, the ACA repeal will leave up to 13 million children without health insurance, particularly if Congress pulls back on financial support of Medicaid for poor Americans. This is one of the main goals listed in the order to be executed to "the maximum extent permitted by law".
Under Obamcare, 20 million Americans are now insured.
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Part of the challenge with repealing health insurance as it exists under Obamacare is that, as much attention as skyrocketing premiums got over the past year, the plan itself is still relatively well-liked.
Sens. Susan CollinsSusan CollinsGOP senators to introduce ObamaCare replacement plan GOP rep faces testy crowd at constituent meeting over ObamaCare DeVos vows to be advocate for "great" public schools MORE (R-Maine) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) said in a statement their new plan would afford more power to the states and help to cover Americans who now aren't insured.
Democrats also grilled Price on his plans for Medicaid.
Of course, these numbers will likely change based on whatever replacement is ultimately enacted. But they kept the ban on denying insurance for pre-existing conditions.
During the press conference, Cassidy also said the proposed bill could potentially cover more people than the ACA, including the approximately 30 million Americans who now don't have insurance, although he acknowledged that the bill had not been reviewed by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). But beyond that, the future doesn't look too bright.