Sunday, 20 November 2016

Trump realises campaign promises and reality are different as he faces one of his biggest challenge ever 'OBAMA CARE'

  

With a shocking victory that made history he is expected to do most of what he campaigned for. But is Trump having a reality check even before he is sworn in?
 
Many Trump supporters voted him according to reports because they disliked Obama care and the fact he said he will scrap it on the first day in office even appealed to more people hence his landslide victory as the 45th president of the United States.
 
 He stressed on the rising cost of the affordable Obama care which his supporters praised and jeered about hoping his victory will repeal it immediately as promised.
 
AFP gathered President elect Trump could be back peddling from his intentions  a bit after his meeting with President Obama last week. 
According to him he hopes  to preserve two of the most popular features: allowing children to stay on their parents’ plans until age 26, and forbidding insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.
 
 – ‘Death spiral’ –
The latter element is popular even with Republican lawmakers who have attempted on scores of occasions to repeal Obama’s landmark health reform. Trump told the television newsmagazine “60 Minutes” it was “very much something we’re going to try and keep.”
Yet analysts say keeping those features will be difficult if not impossible if Trump’s reform abolishes another key part of Obamacare, the so-called “individual mandate.” That is the requirement that Americans carry health coverage regardless of whether they are sick or healthy.
 
To cover the cost of providing coverage for sicker patients, health insurers depend on the revenue they get from the healthy enrollees that Obamacare required to buy in.
If that requirement is eliminated, “that’s basically going to cause a death spiral,” Sandy Ahn, a research professor at Georgetown’s Health Policy Institute, told AFP.
 
“President Trump could be starting his administration by signalling that he’s no different from anyone else.”
Representatives for Trump and for Paul Ryan, the Republican leader in the House of Representatives, did not respond to requests for comment.

 

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