Just a Bit of Clarity – Recent Developments Shine Some Light on Trump and GOP Plans for Healthcare Reform

27 February 2017
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Key takeaways

  • Two new developments provide some clarity about the plans of the Trump administration and Congressional Republicans for healthcare reform.
  • First, the Department of Health and Human Services issued proposed rules that would make it more profitable for health insurers to continue to offer plans for individuals and small groups that purchase health insurance on exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • Second, The New York Times released a document that provides the outline of the House Republican leadership’s plans to “repeal” and “replace” the ACA. The plan is consistent with the broad outlines for healthcare reform that Mr. Trump has previously proposed and provides the most concrete guidance to date on what healthcare reform in the Trump administration may look like.