Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump ran on a platform of repealing and replacing the ACA. In addition, since its enactment, Republicans in both the Senate and the House of Representatives have virtually all opposed the ACA, calling for its repeal.
Due to the sweeping Republican victories seen in this election, it is likely that some changes will be made to the ACA over the next four years. While it is largely unclear, at this time, what those changes will look like, Republicans in the past have suggested the following:
- Full repeal of the ACA, with or without a potential replacement health care reform legislation;
- Partial repeal of key provisions (such as the individual and employer mandates), while retaining some less controversial provisions;
- Changes to the Medicare and Medicaid programs; and
- Implementing new policies intended to expand coverage and lower health care costs.
While AUI does not have a crystal ball one thing we can tell you with certainty is we are closely monitoring the political landscape so we can be ahead of any changes that may take place for our clients. Over the next few months you can expect frequent updates through AUI University, our monthly webinar series, and on our AUI Blog.
If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us!