With the election of Donald Trump and a Republican Majority it is time for the Republicans to put their constructive ideas where their destructive mouths have been.
There is no question that millions more Americans have health coverage than before the Affordable Care Act came into being. Now the Republicans have the unenviable task of turning “Obamacare” into “something terrific”. No surprise that the proposed changes will benefit the upper class and also attempt to limit or deny a woman’s right to choose.
The [Republican] 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 ACA. With the assistance of Congress and working with the States, as appropriate, the Administration will act to:
*Protect individual conscience in healthcare
*Protect innocent human life from conception to natural death, including the most defenseless and those Americans with disabilities
*Advance research and development in healthcare
*Reform the Food and Drug Administration, to put greater focus on the need of patients for new and innovative medical products
*Modernize Medicare, so that it will be ready for the challenges with the coming retirement of the Baby Boom generation – and beyond
*Maximize flexibility for States in administering Medicaid, to enable States to experiment with innovative methods to deliver healthcare to our low-income citizens
There is an excellent article on the future of the ACA at http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-repealing-obamacare-20161110-story.html
To address your immediate concern, it is highly unlikely that any changes will affect your coverage options for 2017. It may be your last chance to get a Tax Credit toward the cost of your premium. I say take advantage of it now, you know Trump would!