ObamaCare Architect: Replacing the ACA Will Take 'Many Months'

This law has failed Coloradans - it hasn't made health care affordable or accessible. Only within the second decade of this century did we finally do so.

"Millions of Americans would be kicked off their plans, out-of-pocket costs and deductibles for consumers would skyrocket, employer-based coverage for working families would be disrupted, and protections for people with pre-existing conditions, such as cancer, would be gutted".

Since I was part of the regional program, so much has been accomplished. Are we to believe that the most pressing issues she is hearing about are framed in this way: "Oh, just wondering, how does Donald Trump pick his nominees?"

"Anecdotally and statistically, when people are engaged in the cost of their care, their care improves and the cost goes down", Cassidy said.

It's nearly impossible that this will remain the case much longer.

That would be the $266 billion federal subsidy in 2016, according to the Congressional Budget Office, for the moderately and highly paid employees of large corporations via payroll tax deductions for the companies and premiums paid pre-tax by the employees. I am so appreciative of your questions and feedback, and I always look forward to hearing from you. She called the executive order "irresponsible". After his election, Trump told CBS News' 60 Minutes he wanted to keep coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.

"So people who count as having health care actually can't access it", she said.

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Nevertheless, health insurance experts have indicated coverage in 2017 is unlikely to be affected by whatever changes occur. Many more people would show up at the hospital very sick and unable to pay their bills. But during the first year of open enrollment, charity care decreased 34 percent thanks to expanded coverage.

The ACA has also led to the growth of local facilities. Susan Collins, to preserve it for the sake of my employees and my community.

Health care reform in MA (aka RomneyCare), begun in 2006 and the genesis for the ACA, has shown what the effect of increased coverage can have on population health. As a result, patients in expansion states were more likely to contribute to revenue for their health center.

Would that work for Washington state and King County? Back in 1993, the state Legislature passed a comprehensive health care law that had many similarities to the ACA.

The controversial health reform law has been the target of Republican ire since President Barack Obama signed the legislation in 2010. Insurers see the law's coverage requirement, or so-called individual mandate, as an essential tool to nudge healthy people into the coverage pool.

Repealing the ACA is not the solution.

Health care isn't affordable or accessible when the cheapest plan comes with an average deductible of more than $6,000, which is what people in the individual market will see this year. We can not claim to be free if our basic needs are not being met. We in the HIV/AIDS communities, along with other patient groups, have worked diligently to ensure ACA beneficiaries have access to quality health care, including specialty providers and medications, at a price that beneficiaries can afford.

  • Sidney Guerrero