1.”Our healthcare is a horror show,” Mr. Trump said at the sixth Republican debate in January. “Obamacare, we’re going to repeal it and replace it.” During Trump’s campaign trail, he made it clear that he had intentions of repealing the Affordable Care Act upon winning the election. However, this plan seems to be in limbo. In recent interviews, Trump has stated that his goal is “insurance for everybody.” He’s also promised that none of the millions of people covered by the law will lose their health insurance under the Republicans’ as-yet-unannounced replacement plan.
2. Twenty-four million Americans will be uninsured by 2021 upon the repeal of the ACA. According to a Robert Wood Johnson, Foundation stats is, the number of uninsured Americans will be more than doubled. Only five percent of all the individuals that will lose coverage are covered by Trump’s proposed replacement initiatives.
3. The Committee For a Responsible Federal Budget predicts an estimated $550 billion over 10 years, should Trump repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
4.Trump intends to place stricter laws on providing care to undocumented immigrants. He’s stated that in order to relieve Americans of economic pressures, we must enforce immigration laws and cut fraud. Stricter immigration laws would increase job creation for Americans and reduce the number of people on Medicaid, as stated in his plan.
5.Trump believes mental health programs need to be reformed. His plan states America needs to reform its mental health programs and institutions. “Families, without the ability to get the information needed to help those who are ailing, are too often not given the tools to help their loved ones,” stated Trump. His plan also states Congress is developing “promising” reforms that should receive bipartisan support.
6.The GOP is not yet on board with Trump’s plan. Republicans believe the 45th President has been inconsistent regarding his intent with his healthcare reform. In the example, Trump has promised to ensure all Americans, there are no statements in his plan referencing this promise or presenting any overarching expansions. He’s additionally stated that he wants to protect patients with pre-existing conditions, but this also goes unmentioned in his plan.
Trump’s recent ban on immigration will certainly affect health care, considering 25% of practicing physicians were born outside the U.S. However, this is news for another time, which we’ll explain in detail.