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Amand, a political organizer and mother of a 13-year-old trans girl, preserving the system as it is could be a matter of life and death for her daughter, who receives quarterly injections of lupron blockers, which inhibit puberty. Eventually she was able to get coverage, but for a price: a $1,000 monthly premium and large deductibles through Wisconsin's high-risk pool (HIRSP).

Senator Ted Cruz, one of Trump's main foes for the Republican presidential nomination past year, called the tax credits "a massive and new entitlement program".

Mangat went on to explain the need for the individual mandate-the much maligned telling-people-what-to-do part-by noting that health insurance works only because everyone buys into it.

The current Republican "plan" for replacing the ACA (aka "Obamacare", aka "Romneycare") fails on nearly every point.

"We have a small market. and it would take a lot for some company from the mainland to try to come out here and get a foothold", said Hawaii state Sen. Now, finally, replacement options are being proposed, including one introduced by House leaders on February 17.

Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders can call that a "replacement". Whether or not you can afford it is another question.

How many Wisconsin residents with Obamacare are subsidized? If an insurance company based in a low-priced state such as Utah is allowed to sell policies in a high-cost state such as NY, its premiums for New Yorkers would reflect medical costs in their own state, not Utah.

How did Obamacare affect insurance premiums in Wisconsin?

Just as credit card companies tend to domicile in South Dakota, and many other companies wanting to minimize their tax liabilities incorporate in DE, every health insurer would have an incentive to park in the state with the least restrictive regulations.

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What pieces of Obamacare are likely to be repealed?

Obama told America his proposal would increase competition in the health insurance markets, but that hasn't happened, either. Grandfathered plans, under the ACA, are policies that were already in place prior to the ACA's enactment on March 23, 2010, and are not subject to certain ACA market reforms and, further, may continue to offer coverage indefinitely, unless and until the plan makes certain changes that cause it to lose its grandfathered status. These people have had to confront what their insurance does or doesn't cover, and sometimes figure out how they're going to pay for their care. Thus, millions of Americans didn't see a plan that allowed them to buy insurance despite preexisting conditions.

In fact, what the Republicans have in mind doesn't look like a replacement at all. Any changes Republicans make would not be effective until January 2018 at the earliest.

Health insurance coverage, once a potential barrier for people who wanted to start a business, has become easier to obtain since the ACA, said Katie Vlietstra, vice president of the National Association for the Self-Employed, a nonprofit membership group for entrepreneurs.

Beshear shouldn't be telling Republicans to keep Obamacare.

All these other provisions of the ACA, that expanded existing government programs and increased government regulation for private health insurance? One new plan, the Patient Freedom Act, released January 24 by Sens.

The bill would double down on this problem by stressing tax-advantaged health savings accounts to fill coverage gaps, but these accounts would be useless to those without spare income with which to fill them.

When speaking to the National Governors Association about his plans to do away with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, President Trump acknowledged that pulling the plug on this national health program has been more hard than he imagined.