Piece By Piece: The End Of Obamacare
There’s a better way to offer health insurance to Americans, according to the president.
ObamaCare is a broken mess. Piece by piece we will now begin the process of giving America the great HealthCare it deserves!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2017
Subsidies known as cost-sharing payments are how an estimated 7 million people afford their co-pays and other out-of-pocket costs for medical treatment under the Affordable Care Act. President Trump has decided to do away with these payments to insurers, prompting outcry from both sides of the aisle.
Cutting health care subsidies will mean more uninsured in my district. @potus promised more access, affordable coverage. This does opposite.
— Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (@RosLehtinen) October 13, 2017
With the enrollment period for the ACA fast approaching and the president pushing forward on his promise to dismantle it, what’s at stake for consumers, health care providers, the markets and the lawmakers who have to answer to their constituents?
Julie Rovner, Senior correspondent with Kaiser Health News; author of “Health Care Policy and Politics A-Z” @jrovner
Dan Diamond, Health reporter, Politico; creator, “Pulse Check,” a podcast that features weekly conversations about health care @ddiamond
Peter Lee, Executive director, Covered California, California’s state health insurance benefit exchange @CoveredCA
Ceci Connolly, President and CEO, Alliance of Community Health Plans; co-author of “Landmark: The Inside Story of America’s New Health Care Law and What It Means for Us All” @CeciConnolly
For more, visit https://the1a.org.
© 2017 WAMU 88.5 – American University Radio.
Copyright 2021 WAMU 88.5. To see more, visit WAMU 88.5.