Health Changes Loom Large in Trump's 100-day Plan
At noon on January 20, 2017, the second term of President Barack H. Obama will have officially come to an end and the newly elected president—Donald J. Trump—will have been sworn into office by Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts—capping off the election process as prescribed by the U.S. Constitution. Within hours, President Trump is expected to begin forging his legacy while rolling back his predecessor's.
As he takes office, Trump's approval rating is at historically low levels—lower than any president in the modern era—after a campaign and election that largely divided the country. President Trump has promised a "robust" start to his administration and a plan for the "kind of change that only arrives once in a lifetime."
High on the President's list of priorities: health care reform, immigration, government reform, and the economy. Trump plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also called Obamacare, but his strategy for replacing the law is not yet clear and the details are not yet in place. He also has indicated in recent interviews that he plans to take on the pharmaceutical industry.
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