Trump Plans to Keep Two Provisions of Obamacare
Since President-elect Donald Trump started his campaign trail to the White House, he has told his supporters he would repeal the Affordable Care Act.
“The Administration recognizes that the problems with the U.S. health care system did not begin with – and will not end with the repeal of – the Affordable Care Act (ACA),” Trump’s transition team posted on his policy website.
Trump’s transition team posted the outline of what the future president plans to do with healthcare in the country, but noted in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that he would keep two keystone provisions.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump will work to keep insurers from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, in addition to allowing parents to provide insurance for their adult children until they turn 26 years old.
“The Administration also will work with both Congress and the States to re-establish high-risk pools – a proven approach to ensuring access to health insurance coverage for individuals who have significant medical expenses and who have not maintained continuous coverage,” the transition team posted about pre-existing conditions.
Trump’s outline said the Administration will work with Congress and states to dismantle the rest of Obamacare and work to “modernize Medicare”, as a way to be “ready for the challenges with the coming retirement of the Baby Boom generation.”