WHAT WILL CHANGE?
At this stage, no one knows what exactly will change but there’s a pretty fair idea that the Republicans and President-elect Trump do intend to repeal Obamacare. The legislation has had its fair share of challenges and problems, and many have complained about the rising costs of premiums, unaffordable out-of-pocket costs, and the narrow networks plans provided for.
Yet while the discontent for the negative impacts of the ACA have supported calls for its repeal, polls taken since the legislation’s introduction does indicate there are benefits of the policy that people do support, such as:
Tax credits for small businesses to buy insurance Closing the Medicare dru benefit doughnut hole Extension of dependent coverage to offspring up to age 26 Expanding Medicaid Ban on exclusions for preexisting conditions Employer mandate
What happens to Obamacare in the next presidential term is still anyone’s guess, however people can expect that the US healthcare system is unlikely to return to what it was pre-ACA. The Individual Mandate, penalty for not having compliant health coverage, has been the biggest issue Americans have with Obamacare - however it may just be the biggest factor in funding the benefits above that people do support.