Since The Beginning Of His Presidential Campaign And Now,

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Since the beginning of his presidential campaign and now, as the President of the United States, one of Donald Trump’s leading issues has been health care reforms. Contrary to former President, Barack Obama’s vision, President Trump is against the sanctions put into place by the Affordable Care Act. Hence, while rallying for support throughout the country from voters, he made it known that if elected, he would abolish Obamacare. Now, 100 days into his presidency, this is still one of the many hot debatable issues on the table. While there has been no clear decisive plan implement or decided upon to replace the ACA, there has been a proposal by two republican senators that could serve as an alternate. The Patient Care Act, also known …show more content…

“This alone would increase costs for individuals buying insurance in the exchanges, forcing many individuals to look for different plans.” (Spiro, Calsyn, Huelskoetter, 2017). It is unclear as to how much of an increase in cost this would cause just yet. Tom Price, newly appointed secretary of Health and Human Services, would have to project and decide what the ACA subsidy amounts would be in a state, due to the 5 percent cut in funding. This raises additional concerns because it’s not clear how the capped amount is going to be calculated. With this option “the Patient Freedom Act, as introduced, replaces ObamaCare with...ObamaCare.” (Pye, 2017). Nevertheless, the other options present legislation with the opportunity to go an alternate route. However, these too, have there on set of issues.

With the second option, the states that decide not to continue on with Obamacare would have the opportunity to still receive government funding, up to “95% of federal premium tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies, as well as the federal match for Medicaid expansion. States can choose to receive funds in the form of per beneficiary grants or advanceable, refundable tax credits, but in both cases, funds will be deposited in a Roth Health Savings Account (HSA), meaning the money will go directly to the patient.” (, 2017). As an additive bonus, an additional 2 percent will be awarded, in funding, for population health initiatives for

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