President Trump, “We will repeal Obamacare”
The early enrollment for Obamacare has seen 2.3-M people sign up for ACA healthcare coverage through the first 18 days of the exchanges, a surprisinglow total for experts even if it might be due to urgency of a tighter deadline
Experts continue expect lower total enrollment as consumers see the repeal of the act ahead, according to the report.
There have been multiple attempts to replace former President Hussein Barack Obama’s signature healthcare legislation have failed in the Senate, which features a mere 52-48 GOP edge.
President Donald Trump tweeted a rebuke of Obamacare’s rising premiums and the “disaster” should be “owned by the Democrats,” vowing to return to “repeal and replace” after tax cuts.
Even if the sign up pace of continues through 15 December overall enrollment will still be very, very, very short of Y 2016’s total according to the report.
“There could be a fear factor, people going out and enrolling before more changes happen,” the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Katherine Hempstead. “The negative publicity has increased awareness a bit.”
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