Ensuring the President “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed”
President Trump intends to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Republicans in Congress are battling over legislation. And the Department of Health and Human Services is revisiting many Obama-era rules.
Last week saw the demise of Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But this week saw concerns that the Trump Administration could nonetheless cause the ACA to implode. On Take Care, Nick Bagley and Rachel Sachs analyzed this possibility.
President Trump has said that “the best thing we can do politically speaking is let Obamacare explode,” and there’s a lot he can do to make that explosion a reality. Here is what you need to know about what might come next.
As the President and Speaker attempted unsuccessfully to glue together a coalition to pass their Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement plan, Take Care contributors examined its constitutionality in reference to arguments made against the ACA and looked at the consequences of the administration’s indecision on health policy.
Abbe Gluck explains that, ironically, the GOP proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act in the name of returning authority over health care to the states has potentially serious constitutional issues on federalism grounds.
Last night, House Republicans released the text of the final manager’s amendment to the American Health Care Act. If it becomes law, the individual insurance market will likely collapse nationwide in 2018.
The Trump administration is engaged in stunning constitutional hypocrisy. Measured against conservatives' professed commitment to "liberty" and "freedom," there is no serious distinction to be drawn between Obamacare and Trump's American Health Care Act.
Uncertainty created by presidential action can be destructive. That is painfully clear in the healthcare field, where President Trump's vague, confusing, and ever-changing policies are already causing harm.