The fate of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is in serious jeopardy after Republican President-elect
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"I don't think the election has changed the interest level at all," he said. "It's been pretty steady the last couple of weeks or so."
One quirk in the fate of the Affordable Care Act is the overlay on the calendar between the current enrollment period and Trump taking office. The last day to sign up for health care coverage under the act is
The Obama administration continues to contend that, with subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, the actual price paid by clients remains reasonable despite overall premium increases.
While Trump and Republican congressional leaders have pledged to take up the repeal of the Affordable Care Act immediately, analysts say they probably will institute an incremental phase-out of the program providing health coverage to an estimated 20 million Americans. Some analysts say unwinding the program could take at least two years.
Also, Trump has said since his election that he'd like to keep some aspects of the Affordable Care Act, such as the prohibition on denying coverage to patients with pre-existing medical conditions and allowing children to stay on their parents' coverage up until age 26.
In speaking with customers at his
"All I've been telling people is this is the law right now and we are following the law as is," he told The Enterprise. "If the law changes, we'll have to go by whatever the new laws are in the future."
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