It seems like President Donald Trump is really serious about his word against Obamacare. He said he would remove Obamacare since his campaign because he think is costly; increasing financial burden to United States.
Signing an executive order to make health system better is his first step as a president. He don’t want to remove Obamacare completely but amend and reconstruct it for better.
This move from President signals powerful message that he is willing to take action at any cost to “Make America Great Again” with Mike Pence in his side.
What is Obamacare?
Obamacare is nickname for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) commonly known as Affordable Care Act (ACA) by patient. Sometimes it is also referred as Health Insurance Reform and Healthcare Reform. It was enacted by former president Barrack Obama and the then US congress on March 23, 2010. The major purpose of this bill was to make health system better in United States.
When Obamacare was practiced the uninsured rate was drastically reduced; 24 million more people were insured only in 2016. In this act insurers should accept all applicants despite their sex or pre-existing conditions.
But, it was a matter of time that Obamacare has to face challenges from state governments, some business organization, labor unions, conservative advocacy groups and also in federal courts. Government was trying to force states to participate in the program but it could not happen.
What will happen to Obamacare?
It seems like Trump can use his executive power as much as he can but Obamacare cannot be replaced completely because it is the whole health system of country. There might be some flaws but it still have significant value to patients who cannot afford higher cost.
So, the rules and regulations of Obamacare can me modified to some extent but not removed completely because it covers the health policy of more than 20 million of fellow Americans.