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Donald Trump Says New Health Plan To Replace Obamacare

Update Date: Feb 23, 2017 06:44 PM EST

On March 23, 2010, former President Barack Obama enacted a United State federal statute commonly called Affordable Care Act (ACA) and has a nickname of Obamacare. Together with the amendment of Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, it represents as the most important regulatory revamp of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicaid and Medicare in 1965.

According to Opposing Views, President Donald Trump announced that the government will uncover a new healthcare plan that would replace the Affordable Care Act. He warned that this transition will not go easily because the budget that his administration has inherited is a mess. The financial status of the U.S. is a mess. But Trump said that the government will clean it up.

Trump's plan to revoke the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, comes at a time when surveys and polls shows that the U.S. citizens have mixed feelings about the law.

Trump's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, comes at a time when polls indicate that people have mixed feelings about the law. A Politico/Morning Consult Poll indicate that the public are divided when it comes to Obamacare. About 45 percent are in favor of it and 45 percent were opposing that healthcare law.

Now that the Republicans are talking about replacing Affordable Care Act, whatever legislation will emerge much emphasize some improvements on the supply side, as per Fortune. In other words, how hospitals and doctors can lessen the health care cost. In order to accomplish this, the new health law that the government is planning should support pilot programs. This will enable the program to test on how to control costs while continuing to convey quality care.

A perfect example is the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation that promotes the testing and development of service delivery models and health care payment. Under the Affordable Care Act, improvement of quality of care without increase spending or promising models that lessen the cost without sacrificing the quality of care, may be roll out around U.S.

As the arguments and debates continue, lawmakers should see beyond the demand side of how can consumers pay for their healthcare. As bigger stakes are on the supply side, which would bring in more hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers on board with lessening the cost of care. 

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