One of the heartiest applause lines from the campaign of GOP nominee Donald Trump was the repeal of Obamacare with “something better.” Following Trump’s win on Election Day, benefit experts and Republican politicians predicted the immediate demise of the Cadillac tax and other provisions of the health plan that has provided coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. Almost immediately, President-elect Trump backtracked somewhat in an interview on 60 Minutes
about eliminating the ACA outright. He plans to keep the clauses that cover pre-existing conditions and insured children up to the age of 26. As one broker told EBA
, “The Republican response has to look as different from the ACA as it can, even though some portions were once Republican ideas, like the individual mandate.”
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