While it is unclear what will happen with the U.S. healthcare system, it is is clear that there will be some changes. Soon after inauguration, changes will have to be made, writes Bold’s Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Kevin Campbell, in a piece that was featured in the U.S. News & World Report.
“The Affordable Care Act is in jeopardy and needs Congressional action in order to save it – premiums are rising, insurers are leaving the exchanges and patients are left with higher costs and less choice,” Dr. Campbell writes.
Will president-elect Trump keep anything from Obamacare? What’s likely to change in healthcare? Are there any specifics from Trump’s plan for healthcare that we can expect? These questions, along with many other important topics, are covered by Dr. Campbell.
“Trump has said numerous times that he’ll ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare, but that may be difficult from a legislative standpoint given the simple majority in the Senate,” Dr. Campbell explains.
When it comes down to it, Dr. Campbell explains that is it hard to tell what is to come for science and medicine in the United States. He uses words such as “murky” to describe what the future possibilities of the U.S. healthcare system could be. Although we do not know much, there are a few things we do know. Trump has remarked that he wants to continue to allow young adults to staying on their parents’ healthcare plan through age 26 and keep those with pre-existing conditions insured, etc.
“Mr. Trump has also indicated he’ll keep the provision that allows young adults to stay on their parents’ plans through age 26,” Dr. Campbell writes. “I think this, too, is vital. Young adults are building careers and often scraping by financially while they complete higher education and low-paying internship training programs.”
Dr. Campbell ends the piece on a hopeful note: “It’s my hope that Congress will work quickly to craft a fiscally responsible health care plan that works for all Americans and allows doctors to be healers once again.”
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