Health Care Reform, Reformed

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Wednesday, December 28, 2016

As the results of the 2016 US Presidential election clearly show, change is the only constant.

Now that Donald Trump is US President elect, the future of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, commonly referred to as “Obamacare”) is anything but guaranteed.

Whether the new President will repeal the 2010 law and replace it in its entirety or keep some parts and kill others is still largely a point of speculation among pundits, physicians and the general public. (The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit is, however, delaying a case against Obamacare—House v. Burwell—until President Trump takes office, which would make a repeal easier.)

Americans are divided on what they want to see lawmakers do to the Affordable Care Act with one-fourth wanting to see President-elect Donald Trump and the next Congress repeal it, while an additional 17 percent want them to scale back what the law does. Thirty percent of the public wants to see the law expanded, and 19 percent want it to move forward as it is. These are among the main findings of a November Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, conducted one week after the 2016 presidential election.
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