In his first week in office, President Donald Trump managed to undo much of President Obama’s legacy via executive orders. This is a cautionary tale that presidents who lead by unilateral action, and pass important laws with party-line votes, can see their legacy quickly undone by the next president using the same tools.
Republicans replacing Obamacare, beware — it has a certain logic. Much of the Affordable Care Act patches up unintended consequences of previous regulations. If we just roll back and patch once again, we will end up right back where we started.
Later this week, the Senate will take up the nomination of Dr. Tom Price to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. Dr. Price is uniquely qualified for the job—he’s a physician with real-world experience who also has an excellent understanding of the health policy challenges facing our country.
California has been an early and frequent booster of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the vast majority of the state’s politicians are committed to improving, rather than repealing, the law. But elections have consequences and so the best path forward for California is to seize the opportunities in the GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Donald Trump’s statement that his preferred replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would provide health “insurance for everybody” surprised those who have followed the contentious debate over the health-care law since its passage in 2010.
The Working Group on Health Care Policy devises public policies that enable more Americans to get better value for their health care dollar and foster appropriate innovations that will extend and improve life.