Possible changes to ACA

by jerry on December 02, 2018
Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the Republican party has often touted the insurance plan requirements as being too burdensome to be good for the average American. It is not surprising, then, that when the current Republican administration took office, the president signaled intentions to grant health insurance exchanges additional flexibility. Kaiser Health News reported on a number of examples that the current administration would welcome.

One proposed example applies federal subsidies to help consumers who get insurance through their jobs, not just low-income consumers. Another example was to reduce the coverage requirements so that younger consumers can pay less in premiums (with the trade-off of less coverage when insurance is needed).

After years of legal action from Republicans to hinder the rollout of ACA, supporters of the ACA are now threatening legal action to preserve it, alleging that the current administration is acting beyond executive authority.