Partial Medicaid expansions under ACA pose ‘big consequences’

17:03 EDT 9 Aug 2017 | Healio

Just shy of 7 months into President Donald J. Trump’s presidency, there have been repeated failures to fulfill his major campaign promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The most recent debate ended in the rejection of the “skinny bill” and Republicans in the House and Senate seem prepared to move on to other issues.“By comparison with the GOP’s dystopian health care vision, Obamacare has never looked better,” Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, wrote in a perspective published in The New England Journal of Medicine. “Republicans could not mobilize public support for their plan, which was the least popular major legislation in the past 3 decades. Instead, the Republican threats to Obamacare inspired widespread protests and a movement to protect the law. Ironically, the GOP managed to increase support for the ACA, whose favorability improved markedly during the repeal-and-replace debate.”

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