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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

For Trump and GOP, ‘Obamacare’ Repeal is Complex and Risky

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s the idea: Swiftly pass a repeal of President Barack Obama’s health care law, perhaps soon enough for Donald Trump to sign it the day he takes the presidential oath. Then approve legislation restructuring the nation’s huge and convoluted health care system — despite Republican divisions, Democratic opposition and millions of jittery constituents.

What could go wrong?

With Republicans controlling the White House and Congress in January, they’re faced with delivering on their long-time promise to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” Here are hurdles they’ll face:



Anonymous said...

It's got to be done. Obama care is a joke most people can't afford it and some don't want it.

Anonymous said...

It must be done. With the subsidies gone many can not afford it period and that will only get worse. Time to wipe the slate clean and start over.

Anonymous said...

Thank god we didn't get hillarys "Canadian" system!

Anonymous said...

it is not complicated, everyone will still get the care they need, you just need the guts to do it. we will see if Trump honors his pledge. Repeal it

Anonymous said...

Patience folks - it will get done, but not as fast as everyone wants/expects!!

Lets get through inauguration first...seems lots of "entities" have submitted their paperwork (to DC gov't) to protest on inauguration day.

I pray all goes well on that day and moving forward. This country has lots of healing to do!!!!

Anonymous said...

Obama care was passed a tax and that's all it is...You have to pay the ransom or be fined and you still have to pay out of pocket for care... It's not health insurance at all, You pay cash for everything insurance doesn't kick in until you pay over the 20 K per year.

Anonymous said...

7:52 AM - Guts? More like money. Emergency room visits cost money. Prescription drugs cost money. Doctors and nurses like to be paid for their work.

I am not a fan of our current situation but if you want affordable medical care, put the focus where it matters: For-profit insurance companies that don't add anything to your actual care.

Anonymous said...

8:37 it is not the insurance companies that are the problem. it is the mandates that the federal government has put on the insurance companies that are breaking them. why do you think they are dropping out of the system. they cannot afford to stay in business. do your homework and go back 50 years. you will find that health insurance did not exist. people paid the doctors for there services and it was affordable. then the federal government stepped in and created wage limits on major corporations. so those corporations created a benefit to attract employees and that benefit was health insurance. this thing called health insurance in 50 years has now morphed into a right. it is the stupidity of the population to listen to the government and now blame the insurance companies for the problem