In the past six years, the Republican Congress has repealed the Affordable Care Act many times, but President Obama would never sign it. Now, with their own President about to take over the White House, Republicans have begun the process all over again. But having the power doesn't mean they can do it, especially when Donald Trump seems to want universal healthcare — at government expense. Customers give Obamacare mixed reviews, while experts warn that continued uncertainty may drive insurance companies out of the market. We hear about the need for mandates and coverage for pre-existing conditions, as the GOP pushes for health savings accounts and other alternatives.
Replacing Obamacare: Easier said than done
- Trump's 'insurance for everyone,' Obamacare replacement plan
- CBO on how repealing portions of the ACA would affect health insurance coverage, premiums
- Harvard analysis of Obamacare, rising worries over cost
- Rovner on CBO, Joint Committee on Taxation analysis of GOP healthcare plan
- Ginsburg on importance of retaining ACA provision of employer-sponsored healthcare plans
- Cannon on how Trump could fix our healthcare system while cutting taxes