For those following health care reform closely, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement plan that Republicans unveiled last night doesn’t contain many major surprises. The American Health Care Act, as it’s being called, is more repeal than it is replace.
Health Care Reform
Last night Republicans unveiled their Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement plan. This is something that has been highly debated not only in recent months, but over the past several years.
Last night, Trump made his first address to a joint session of Congress. He covered a lot of ground, from immigration to national security to spending. But one thing that everyone was listening carefully for, from Congress to the American people, was a definitive plan for health care reform.
What shape will health care reform take? That’s the question on everyone’s mind with President Trump and Republicans in Congress determined to repeal and replace (or repair) the Affordable Care Act. As the President and Congress consider all available options, they should look to resurrect a type of plan that fell by the wayside under the ACA.
With his executive order on the Affordable Care Act, Donald Trump signaled to the world that he’s serious about health care reform. The order also introduced a slew of new questions for employers, who are already struggling with ACA reporting and compliance amid the law’s uncertain future.
To address these questions and help employers navigate the shifting landscape, we’re hosting a webinar on Thursday, Feb. 2. We’ll cover the latest legislative events and how they stand to impact the future of health care reform.
Health care reform is coming.
The only questions that remain are how, when, what, and who.
The replacement for the Affordable Care Act remains fuzzy, but Congress is taking definitive steps toward something new. While we can’t yet say what the law will look like, or when changes will come, we do have an increasingly clear picture of who will make it happen.