Healthcare Reform

Most individuals agree that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 needs policy modifications to contain costs for healthcare and insurance and help the market stabilize.

However, in 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives chose to pass the “The American Health Care Act,” which has the intention of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act with a system that also dramatically reduces the funding available for Medicaid. This bill will not become law until the Senate and President approve it. Also in 2017, the U.S. Senate voted without success on several versions of bills to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.

It still remains to be seen whether Republicans and Democrats can come together to make the proper adjustments to current law to further improve the U.S. healthcare system, yet preserve Medicaid for all.  

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