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The move represents a new Republican attempt to roll back provisions of the 2010 Affordable Care Act after repeated failures by Congress’ majority party this year to repeal the law.
The Trump administration halved the Obamacare open enrollment period for 2018 and cut the healthcare law’s advertising budget by 90 percent.
Health spending increased 4.3 percent to $3.3 trillion compared to a 5.8 percent growth rate in 2015.
The challenge of finding adequate healthcare on the Obamacare market is expected to intensify as the Trump administration strips away aspects of the law.
By repealing the Obamacare requirement that all Americans obtain health insurance, experts predict insurance premiums will rise and millions of people will lose coverage.
Surpassing last year’s mark will be challenging because Trump’s administration cut Obamacare advertising by 90 percent and shortened the enrollment period by half.
The CBO found that health insurance premiums would rise by about 10 percent in most years over the next decade in the individual market created by Obamacare.
President Trump cut $90 million in advertising and outreach spending for the 2018 enrollment period, which opened on Nov. 1, as part of his promise to let Obamacare “implode.”
Sixty-two percent of Americans want former President Barack Obama’s healthcare law to be maintained.
President Trump’s back and forth on health care has led to confusion over what kind of health insurance will be available to consumers, and at what price, when enrollment for 2018 begins in two weeks.
President Trump has called subsidy payments a “gift” for insurance companies.
The plan could keep Obamacare in place at least until the 2020 presidential campaign starts heating up.
President Trump has made it a point to undo his predecessor’s work — seemingly just for the sake of doing so.
New York AG Eric Schneiderman called the president’s move “breathtakingly reckless” and “an effort simply to blow up the system.”
The decision is the most dramatic action the president has taken yet to weaken the Affordable Care Act.
Part of President Trump’s Plan will almost certainly be challenged in court, according to legal experts.
Even after Congress failed to vote on a repeal last week, President Trump claimed — without evidence — that Republicans had the votes to still do it.
The Congressional Budget Office said the number of people with health insurance would be fewer than under Obamacare.
Proposed cuts to Medicaid would have a dire, direct effect on services for students with disabilities.
Three Republican senators crossed party lines to join Democrats in a dramatic 49–51 vote to reject the bill.
“This is just the beginning,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday.
The CBO estimated the number of uninsured would rise by 17 million next year alone if the Affordable Care Act were to be scratched without a new healthcare plan.