As a health care marketing consultant with years of experience working in hospitals, and as someone who relies on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) for my health insurance coverage, I’m very concerned about the “repeal and replace” promise made by the new incoming GOP administration.
Politics aside, it doesn’t make sense to “stop” an existing program without something else, especially when an estimated 20 million Americans are now covered.
The best way to foreclose the possibility of repealing Obamacare and failing to install a good replacement, then, would seem to be to hold off on repealing it until you’ve got that replacement.
The Washington Post covers this issue and “repeal and delay” points of view.
Statistically speaking, I’m only one in 20 million who will be impacted by changes in Obamacare. Personally, this matters to me. I’m guessing it matters to millions of others, too.