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Election results put ACA future in limbo

Thursday, November 10, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Wisconsin Health News

The federal health reform law faces an uncertain future after Republican Donald Trump's stunning upset to become the next president of the United States, and Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson's victory, helping Republicans maintain control of the U.S. Senate.

 

Trump, who carried Wisconsin, has called for repealing and replacing the law, allowing for the sale of health insurance across state borders and allowing families to deduct their health insurance premium payments from their taxes. 

 

He's also called for more price transparency from healthcare providers, block granting Medicaid to states and removing barriers for drug manufacturers. 

 

Johnson, who defeated former Sen. Russ Feingold, called the law "a disaster," at a debate in October.

"The fact of the matter is thousands of Wisconsinites lost the health plans they could afford," Johnson said. 


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