Obamacare’s future in critical condition after Trump’s victory

For the past six years, no law has served as a larger GOP whipping post than the Affordable Care Act, and the Republican sweep Tuesday of political Washington has imperiled the ACAs expansive reach, putting at risk the insurance that more than 20 million Americans have gained. The insurance industry has long said it would have a hard time abiding by this rule unless virtually all Americans are required to have insurance a central feature of the ACA that Trump wants to cut.

Key Takeaways:

  • During the final week of his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump vowed to repeal the 2010 health-care law so swiftly that he might summon Congress into a special session to accomplish the task.
  • Congress demonstrated in January that it could use the Senate’s reconciliation process — requiring just 50 votes — to send a repeal bill to the White House.
  • The idea was to give congressional Republicans breathing space to design a replacement and pass a new law.

“During the final week of his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump vowed to repeal the 2010 health-care law so swiftly that he might summon Congress into a special session to accomplish the task.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/acas-future-in-critical-condition-with-trumps-victory/2016/11/09/7c5587e8-a684-11e6-ba59-a7d93165c6d4_story.html

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