With President-elect Donald Trump now filling his cabinet with men focused on elimination and possible replacement of the Affordable Care Act, it’s no surprise the top EBA story of the year in healthcare was the ACA and its future in a new political landscape. Almost immediately following his win, the fate of the insurance law that gave coverage to an extra 20 million uninsured Americans became uncertain.
On the campaign, candidate Trump called Obamacare a failed plan and a disaster, and many benefit advisers shared that view. Immediately following his victory, President-elect Trump revealed that his health plan would likely continue hallmarks of the ACA, such as the pre-existing condition rule as well as the provision allowing parents to keep their 26 year-old children on their health plans, but details have yet to be released.
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