It's no question that Trump will try and repeal Obamacare. He made it clear during his campaign that repealing the Affordable Care Act will be one of the first things he does in office. However, repealing Obamacare will not be easy, and the Trump administration will need a plan to immediately replace Obamacare so the millions of people receiving coverage will still have insurance.
According to Employee Benefit Adviser.com, Trump plans to keep the positive aspects of Obamacare such as preventative care, claiming as a dependent until the age of 26, and being able to receive coverage for pre-existing conditions.
Here is what Trump aims to include in the new healthcare plan:
- New laws that allow insurance to be sold from state to state
- Tax Deductible healthcare premiums
- An increase the health savings account
- A requirement for all insurance companies to show potential customers their transparency price
- An increase in state government authority to crack down on Medicare fraud
- Permission to foreign drug companies to sell in America so consumers will have more options and lower prices on medication
None of these changes will be made overnight, and repealing the Affordable Care Act will be an incredibly challenging process. The Trump administration plans to be prepared when Obamacare has been repealed.