TRUMP: The most powerful man of the free world talks about US healthcare. Trump brings clarity to the table and paints the picture he wishes to see for private/public healthcare system in the country. President of the United States outlines how time-taking and dawdling the prevalent healthcare provision process can be and hence promises to make the system efficient altogether. And “if it’s not good, you’re going out to private hospitals, public hospitals, and doctors.”
What will health care look like under Donald Trump?
What were once just worrisome campaign promises have become credible threats following Donald Trump’s presidential win. Among these is Trump’s repeated insistence that one of his first moves in the White House would be to repeal the Affordable Care Act, informally known as Obamacare.
At the second presidential debate in October, Trump said, “Obamacare will never work. It is very bad, very bad health insurance. Far too expensive, and not only expensive for the person that has it, [but] unbelievably expensive for our country.” He added, “We have to repeal it and replace it with something absolutely much less expensive.”
“When we win on Nov. 8 and elect a Republican Congress, we will be able to immediately repeal and replace Obamacare,” Trump said at a Pennsylvania rally. “Have to do it. I will ask Congress to convene a special session so we can repeal and replace.” Continue Reading
Trump victory sets off healthcare stampede
The day after Donald Trump’s stunning victory in the presidential election, a record number of Americans signed up for Obamacare health coverage, and women began scrambling for long-term contraception.
On Wednesday, more than 100,000 people selected plans through HealthCare.gov during this year’s signup period, which began November 1. “Best day yet this Open Enrollment,” said Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell. In her tweet, she added the hashtag ‘GetCovered.’
Meanwhile, women’s health advocates are urging women to quickly get an intrauterine device, which can provide safe, highly reliable birth control for up to 10 years—well past a presidential term or two.
The frantic movements are likely out of fear and speculation about how President-elect Trump will alter the country’s expensive and complicated healthcare system during his time in office. Though short on details within his plan, Trump said he intends to repeal Obamacare and replace it with Health Savings Accounts—something fellow Republicans have supported. And both Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence, campaigned on pro-life platforms. Though Trump has in the past stated that he’s “very pro-choice,” he said during this election that women should be punished for having an abortion. Pence has had a consistent record of limiting access to abortion and restricting women’s healthcare. Read more
What Will Women’s Health Care Look Like Now?
Many of us are still processing the results of the election, but it’s worth looking to the future to see what women’s health care would look like in a Trump administration. The short answer: It’s not going to be good.
Donald Trump, president-elect, says he wants to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which says insurers cannot deny coverage if you have a preexisting condition, that young adults can stay on their parent’s insurance until 26, and annual well-woman gyno visits and birth control must be covered without a copay. Even if Trumpcare does include these preventive services, as medical experts recommend, about 22 million people could lose their health insurance after a two-year, post-repeal transition period. These would mostly be people who have insurance through Medicaid or the insurance exchanges — in other words, low-income people. Continue Reading
Trump Can Kill Obamacare With Or Without Help From Congress
President-elect Donald Trump has promised over and over in recent months that he will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, when he reaches the White House.
“Obamacare is a disaster. You know it. We all know it,” Trump said at a debate last month. “We have to repeal it and replace it with something absolutely much less expensive.”