With the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, the repeal of at least part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is certain. He—and all Republican candidates since its passage in 2010—ran on a “repeal and replace” platform. Indeed, just a few days after his win, President-elect Trump reminded the American public that repealing “Obamacare” was top on his list of priorities. However, after meeting with President Obama, he said he was persuaded to keep the ban on insurers denying coverage for preexisting conditions and to retain the provision that allows young adults to be insured on their parents' policies. Nonetheless, most experts agree that he will likely overturn the individual mandate and eliminate the federal subsidies and marketplaces that were developed under the ACA. What is much less clear is what will happen to the ACA Medicaid expansion. All this is speculation, of course,...
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Colleen M. Grogan; Editor's Note. J Health Polit Policy Law 1 June 2017; 42 (3): 419–423. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03616878-3802915
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