What is Obamacare and why does Trump want to repeal it?

Obamacare repeal

Federally funded community health centers serve millions of individuals, many poor.

Trump made clear he is not unilaterally suspending the Affordable Care Act.

Trump's order stated that his policy is to seek the "prompt repeal" of the health care law, but in the meantime the strategy is to minimize the economic impact of the law. "The other option, the default option. allows states to cover the uninsured population by providing a standard plan, a high deductible, basic pharmacy coverage, preventive care such as free childhood immunizations, and financed by a health savings accounts". States that expanded Medicaid would be allowed to keep that expansion.

The requirement to buy insurance is one of the more unpopular components of the law. These would be high-deductible plans with basic pharmaceutical coverage, plus some preventive care.

Collins said popular aspects of Obamacare would be kept in place.

"For the 20 million who rely upon the Affordable Care Act in some form, they will not be without coverage during his transition time", Conway told CBS' "Face the Nation".

"Whether or not they have chosen to do so", Collins said. Collins said her bill would also prevent a gap in coverage because the law would be phased in by 2020. Much of the trouble has been traced to too few younger Americans signing up for health coverage-as required by the ACA.

At a news conference at the Capitol, Cassidy said the group's plan is created to do everything Trump has said he wants.

Reed said the president meant to send a message for health care market stabilization - providers and insurers - going forward in a stable manner.

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"What are we looking at?"

The details of how Republicans plan to replace the ACA remains to be seen. Medical issues and health conditions, left untreated, worsen and leave people unable to work and support themselves and their families.

That would be the $266 billion federal subsidy in 2016, according to the Congressional Budget Office, for the moderately and highly paid employees of large corporations via payroll tax deductions for the companies and premiums paid pre-tax by the employees.

A lot is happening these days that most of us are finding, frankly, pretty hard to believe.

"Is there some kind of guardrail that would ensure states aren't making things worse for people?" she said.

These payments, known as block grants, contrast with the current system in which states share the actual cost of Medicaid enrollees with the federal government.

"It's got some elements of per-capita caps and block grants, and I just worry that, knowing that we have an aging population and some growing health care needs among people with disabilities, and obviously we have this bad opioid and heroin crisis, I just think we need to look very carefully at these types of proposals", he said. Republicans can't pass anything without Cassidy, Collins and their co-sponsors Johnny Isakson of Georgia and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia.

Collins said she knows that her proposal is not ideal, and that she is open to refinements. When asked by a reporter if the proposed bill represented a retreat from "repeal and replace", Cassidy said, "At some point in this process we need a bill that can get 60 votes".

This article appears through a media partnership with Maine Public.

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