The president says Obamacare has been “a complete and total disaster,” and other Republicans see nothing but trouble. But a careful look at the arguments suggest the situation is more complicated.
Tom Price will have significant authority to rewrite the rules for the Affordable Care Act.
Remarks by Sen. Mike Lee and Reps. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows reflect growing uncertainty about Republicans’ path to overhaul Obamacare.
Republicans, who don’t have the votes to repeal the ACA directly, are hoping to use this strict budget strategy that requires only a majority vote to strip the health law of provisions they oppose.
At their party retreat, the officials are coalescing around a strategy that would have not a single replacement for the Affordable Care Act but instead include changes through a budget bill, administrative action and later a series of individual bills addressing smaller aspects of the health system.
Trump administration has tools to break the health law. Will it use them?
Trump did not mention his plans for the health law in his inaugural address but later that day signed an order intended to “minimize the economic burden” of the health law.
An analysis by the Congressional Budget Office offers an estimate of the effects of the repeal plan offered by congressional Republican in 2015, which may be a blueprint for efforts currently underway to overhaul the health law.
Ending federal support of the group that helps supply women’s reproductive health care could complicate health law overhaul efforts.
In an interview and written commentary, the president comes out swinging about Republicans’ plans to delay a health law replacement, if they repeal the current law. That strategy, he said, “is, simply put, irresponsible.”