Trump plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, replacing it with a new system
Donald Trump will be running for the presidency in 2016 and he has plans concerning the country’s health care system. During a recent interview with “60 Minutes,” Trump announced that he will seek to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a private plan that he claims will “cover everybody.” Trump has not outlined specific plans for such a system, but he suggests that it will provide health insurance coverage and access to medical care for everyone in the country, at the expense of the federal government.
Under potential plan, consumers will be able to negotiate for better coverage
Trump claims that he would make a deal with hospitals in order to ensure that all people have access to the medical care that they need. Private health insurance companies would be involved in this plan, providing consumers with coverage. Trump noted that consumers will be able to negotiate with companies in order to obtain better plans that are less expensive. This may create more competition in the insurance market, which may also drive down costs for coverage. According to Trump, consumers will have complete access to the kind of coverage they want as well as their preferred doctors and other health care providers.
Affordable Care Act has brought insurance coverage to millions
The Affordable Care Act has been a source of controversy in the United States since it was passed in 2010. Under the federal law, millions of consumers throughout the country have obtained health insurance coverage from private companies as well as through expanded Medicaid programs in several states. While the law has provided coverage to many people, there is still a significant uninsured population in the country. According to the Census Bureau, the number of people without insurance coverage has dropped by 10 million since 2013, but some consumers continue to find it difficult to get the coverage that they need.
Private insurers have been working with the government to expand access to coverage
Before the Affordable Care Act was passed, several private health insurance companies had already been working with the federal government to ensure that coverage was more accessible. How Trump will encourage a greater degree of cooperation between the government and insurers is not yet known, but he believes that a better system can be installed in order to ensure that consumers have access to the care and services they need.