The public has spoken. With the Republicans sweeping the election, an upheaval is upon us. What does this mean for health care for your clients? Future President Trump and Congress will have the power to repeal the Affordable Care Act and we will likely see movement on this in the first 100 days of the new administration.
Filibuster could occur in the Senate to mitigate total repeal. There will also be significant backlash from sudden death of health insurance for the 20 million Americans newly covered under the ACA. Because of this, we will more likely see a measured dismantling of major Affordable Care Act provisions such as the mandates that individuals purchase health insurance coverage, restructuring of premium subsidies, and stopping minimum essential benefits such as mental health coverage and pregnancy coverage.
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