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After the election last Tuesday, I posted a link to an article that provided some immediate thoughts regarding what might happen with Obama Care now that Trump is the elected president.
Clearly, how this will play out is anyone's guess...and I certainly don't have any insights or thoughts that would be helpful.
That said, I do want to post another link to a more qualified article that was published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Jonathan Oberlander is a professor of Health Policy& Managment at UNC Chapel Hill. Here is a link to the article in the NEJM. It is a thorough...but quick...read. Please check it out. You will feel smarter for doing so :).
Below is a quote that I believe captures the key point of the article.
"The GOP-led House has already voted to repeal Obamacare dozens of times and will most likely do so again. The situation in the Senate is more complicated. The Republican majority of 51 senators is far less than the 60 votes necessary to overcome a filibuster and thereby pass contested legislation. However, the GOP can use a legislative procedure that requires only a simple majority — budget reconciliation — to overturn Obamacare’s main coverage provisions.
Republicans face challenges in dismantling the ACA. Procedural limits mean that reconciliation can be used to repeal many Obamacare provisions but not the entire law (its insurance market regulations would probably be spared). Moreover, some of its provisions, such as banning insurers from discriminating against people with preexisting conditions and allowing children to stay on their parents’ health plan until 26 years of age, are popular."
It's a quick read. Check it out.
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