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6 Changes The Trump Administration Can Still Make To Obamacare Print E-mail
Written by Danielle Kurtzleben | NPR   
Thursday, 30 March 2017 00:00
 
After seven years of trying, Republicans failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act last week.

That doesn't mean the health care drama is over, though. House <of Representatives> Speaker Paul Ryan this week told donors that the party is "going to keep getting at this thing," according to The Washington Post.

But whatever Ryan and his colleagues manage to do, plenty could still change in the Affordable Care Act. Last week's failed bill, after all, was only one part of the GOP's plan.

The second part - making changes to regulations and howObamacare is administered - doesn't even requireCongress' help. And those changes could make or break the health law.

"There are things the Trump administration might do that could prop up the markets, and there are things they might do that could help the markets explode, if that's what they want to happen," says Cynthia Cox, who studies Obamacare's effects on private insurance at the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Here are a few possible changes.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 March 2017 18:27
 


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