Monday, November 14, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump ran on a platform of immediately repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

... But without a 60-vote majority in the Senate, or a fleshed-out plan to replace the ACA, the existing law could continue for the next two years as Republicans work on their alternative. During a Nov. 1 rally, Trump's running mate and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) offered details on Trump's health care policy positions, pushing beyond the few bullet points that have been on the Republican's website, which call for broad measures like repealing the ACA and allowing insurers to sell coverage across state lines. Pence said the Trump plan also would include a "transition period" for people currently receiving ACA subsidies and protections for people with pre-existing conditions when switching to a new plan. As it stands now, the ACA does not allow carriers to deny coverage to customers with pre-existing conditions who are obtaining insurance for the first time ....

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