While Congress will vote to repeal and replace Obamacare this year, the repeal of Obamacare finally will become effective when our reforms are implemented and we have concrete, practical alternatives.
President Donald Trump gave an indication Sunday that Republicans may be behind when it comes to Obamacare repeal and replace, and they may not finish it until 2018.
Tens of millions of Americans could lose their health coverage or see a hike in premiums. "When your head hits the pillow, do you ever say to yourself, I can't believe I am here?"
"Now with Trump's decision to put choice back into the state and to the insurance companies itself, I do worry about what insurance is going to look like for us in the next few years".
In contrast, last month, Trump said he would be putting forward a plan shortly after his nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), is approved by the Senate, a far faster timetable.
In an interview with Fox News conservative commentator Bill O'Reilly asked: "Can Americans in 2017 expect a new health care plan rolled out by the Trump administration this year?"
"We are certainly gonna be in the process", Trump told O'Reilly. So we are putting in a wonderful plan.
Given Trump's apparent anti-abortion stance, coupled with his determination to see Roe v. Wade repealed by the Supreme Court of the United States, according to CNN, it doesn't actually seem to make a whole lot of sense that he would then also want to make contraception more hard for women to actually get. Since he was inaugurated, Trump has begun the process of repealing the act through executive orders.
McFarland is one of the million who takes advantage of Obamacare, which initially banned discrimination for healthcare. "It's just the affordable health care and try to get them to where they do have health coverage and they can get some help with their medical problems".
"Even though I'm a minor, the coverage given to me by my mom's provider was very limited and we were having to pay a lot out of pocket for my treatments", McFarland said".
"That is not part of our program", Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) said on February 2 at a Capitol Hill press conference as she quickly shut down hopes that Republicans would include Obama's no-copay birth control clause in their own health care law.
Within days of taking office, though, the administration pulled TV ads urging people to sign up for health insurance.