Questions galore. How are we supposed to bridge the gap between Obama and Trump, specifically when it comes to healthcare? You might be wondering about matters you shouldn’t have to wonder about: Do you still have to buy health insurance? Will fines be enforced if you don’t? Are there better options out there?
What we know for sure: Donald Trump has made it very clear that repealing Obamacare is a top priority. And with Republicans at the helm, it’s a real possibility.
To say we live in trying times would be an understatement, and if you’re struggling to understand the future of your health coverage, you know it firsthand. It’s a bit like standing on the edge of a cliff while wondering if the wind is going to pick up. What you need is a safety net.
As it stands now: it’s business as usual. If you qualify, you’ll get tax subsidies. Ifyou want coverage, you have until January 31st toenroll.If you don’t qualify for a subsidy, you may not be able to afford Obamacare. Luckily, Sickness & Accident Plans are a new option. They’re not anywhere near ascomprehensive, but some coverage is better than none. Ask us about these affordable choices, and we’ll help you pick the best one under the circumstances. The good news: you do have choices.
The Republicans drafted bill HR 3762, which, if passed by a simple majority, would repeal Obamacare, leaving 20 million people without health insurance. It would also repeal tax credits for low andmiddle-income Americans, end the AffordableCare Act’s Medicaid expansion, and commence a 2-year transition period duringwhich Republicans would (hopefully) considerreplacement plans.
This summer, they did publish A Better Way, a documentoutlining the Republican healthcare vision. It promotesproposals that arenot new to conservative plans: block-grantingMedicaid, promoting the use of HealthSavings Accounts (HSAs), and allowing insurance sales acrossstate lines. But none of this has been legislated, and the Senate hasn’t made a sound. Trump has said he is going to “take care of everybody,” but it’s not clear how.
The main question: will the Republicans follow through on six years’ worth of calls for a repeal, or will they back down? Which way will the wind blow?
Consult us today at BuyHealthInsurance.com. Let’s talk safety nets.