Trump promised many things during his campaign and quite a few of those ideas are falling apart already, including his plan to repeal Obamacare.
Doctors and CEOs of medical facilities are not as against Obamacare as Trump wants them to be. According to Modern Healthcare, a magazine all about the healthcare industry, insurance CEOs aren’t totally against change, but the majority of them are concerned a Republican president won’t be able to get the uninsured rate below nine percent like Obama did.
Modern Healthcare has conducted multiple surveys among CEOs and professionals in charge of large hospitals, insurance providers, and medical suppliers. They’ve found that 60 percent of those who responded said that the first priority in healthcare right now should be to stopping the growth for prescription medications.
Another survey showed that 86 percent of medical professionals said that Obamacare should not be repealed unless a replacement plan is in place to expand healthcare for Americans whose employers don’t provide for them.
Among many CEOs expressing concern for Republican proposals to create more high-deductible plans is Jim Hinton, CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hinton said to Modern Healthcare: “We’ve floated those deductibles so high that for the average person, it is no longer insurance. That pushes the burden onto hospitals or physicians to collect what people might not have.”
You can see for yourself how medical professionals and advocates feel about repealing the Affordable Care Act in this video:
Trump made many promises: building a wall, banning Muslims, creating jobs and repealing Obamacare, not to mention throwing Hillary Clinton in jail. Congress already shut down the first two, the third is being torn apart, and the last he already walked back (much to the chagrin of his supporters). Now we see that his plan to repeal Obamacare is strongly being defied. So what will he
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