Crowd rallies in Allentown in support of Affordable Care Act

Daniel GutiƩrrez

Missouri's Republicans in Congress say they do not want to return to the pre-Affordable Care Act health care landscape.

But with the election, a new administration and rallying cries for repealing and replacing the ACA, St. Luke's - and our health care colleagues in Idaho and across the country - must prepare for a whole new set of rules.

On 20 January 2017, President Trump signed an executive order entitled "Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal". "If I were starting a system from scratch, then I think that the idea of moving towards a single-payer system could very well make sense", he said in 2009. He added that Harvard's student health fee, which all full-time undergraduates are required to pay, covers most services provided through HUHS.

However, even if students covered under Affordable Care Act lose their insurance, Barreira said their care at Harvard would likely not change.

How Trump is challenging the media to redefine its role
Priebus stood by Trump's comments, and complained about the way certain events from the past week had been covered by the media. Well, that's not good, considering Americans, from both parties, don't have such high regard for the country's political state.

The uninsured rate is at its lowest in history. I hear often from people who are alive today because of this law. "Many lived in fear of a health crisis because they could not afford coverage or had pre-existing conditions that made it hard to secure insurance coverage", said Baber, when asked about the effects of the ACA on the general populace.

The Affordable Care Act was advertised to provide affordable health insurance to virtually all Americans but has failed miserably. Young adults are able to stay on their family's plan until age 26. Forty-five percent approved of it while 45 percent disapproved. The Student Health Insurance Plan costs $2,630 for two terms.

More than 1.1 million Pennsylvanians receive coverage through the ACA's marketplace subsidies, also known as Obamacare, including 700,000 who get coverage through Medicaid expansion. For many, this means getting the care they need to fully participate in the workforce.

A Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday showed respondents were evenly split in their view on Barack Obama's landmark 2010 health care law. "It is critical we seize this momentum". For example, new drugs are priced according to how much they improve treatment over existing medicines.

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