Families USA, which represents health care customers, said Trump's plan to dismantle the ACA without an adequate replacement would leave Americans "once again to the mercies of the insurance executives the President chose to meet with". "We're going to repeal and replace Obamacare". So for those people who say, 'oh, gee, I wish we could do the tax first, ' it just doesn't work that way. On the other hand, they report, numerous Trump advisers are concerned about the political fallout of blowing up the health-care system.
Under the type of program alterations contemplated in the Policy Brief, millions might continue to receive some types of Medicaid-funded services, though the details of how much discretion states would have in determining which services would be offered is still unknown. "You're a Republican, you've been running to repeal Obamacare, they put a repeal bill in front of you ..."
Americans have little desire to cut back on the number of people covered by any new health care plan. The report said the combination of phasing out Medicaid expansion money from the US government, plus transforming the overall program from an open-ended federal entitlement to one that operates under a cap would likely result in state funding gaps.
According to the Wall Street Journal, more than a half-dozen states are already moving to overhaul their Medicaid programs in advance of any repeal and replace legislation, seeking federal permission to impose coverage restrictions on recipients. The law also prevented insurance companies from denying people with pre-existing health conditions coverage.
Baker and other governors on Monday also met with the new USA health secretary, Tom Price, who indicated that he wanted to work with them on the health care law and simplify issues around rules and regulations, Baker administration officials said. Baker argued for flexibility in federal policy so MA can restore certain elements of its landmark health care law from 2006.
"Every state has different equations and you have to be able to have that kind of changes and options for the states and so that's our communication to them", Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters as he left the meeting the congressional Republicans.
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If there's one thing nearly everybody across the political spectrum knows about health-care reform, it's that it's really hard.
Trump addressed a meeting of the National Governors Association in the White House state dining room.
Since the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, Kansas has fought expansion, with the Legislature going as far as to bar the governor from expanding without legislative approval. He said this would be a "catastrophic" year for the ACA, which has extended health insurance coverage to 20 million Americans.
"We must work together to save Americans from ObamaCare", he said.
Trump is also seeking support from the nation's governors for changes.
Over the weekend, Trump said he met with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Florida Governor Rick Scott to discuss Obamacare.