It’s been just under a year since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, but already the rollout of the nation’s health care system is on the brink of chaos.
Some people have already lost their jobs, while millions of Americans are facing financial hardship.
And there are fears that President Donald Trump’s promise to repeal and replace Obamacare will lead to a government shutdown and widespread bankruptcies.
The news that the rollout is on a downward spiral has the nation on edge.
“There are no guarantees, but I think people are starting to worry a little bit,” said Jennifer Karp, a healthcare administrator in Texas, who’s been on the job since early March.
“It’s kind of a nervous breakdown, but it’s a lot of work.”
The rollout of Obamacare is currently in its final phase.
But the president himself hasn’t been able to make much progress.
While he’s not making any major policy announcements, Trump has repeatedly praised the work of his advisers, praising their efforts to deliver on his campaign promises to repeal the health care law and replace it with something else.
As the administration gears up to get Obamacare in place, there’s a growing sense that the government shutdown may not be the end of the world, according to experts.
With an estimated $600 billion in debt, Obamacare’s demise could force Congress to step in, which could be especially difficult if Trump loses in November.
It’s an issue that’s also coming up at a time when Congress is trying to pass a bipartisan health care bill to help address some of the challenges of Obamacare.
Congressional leaders are expected to begin the process of drafting a bill to replace the Affordable Health Care Act this week, with a focus on addressing a variety of challenges facing the uninsured.
But there’s no guarantee that the plan will be passed.
The Senate has not passed a repeal-and-replace bill, and it’s still unclear what the Senate will do if they do.
Some Republicans have been trying to craft their own bill, but those efforts have been rebuffed by Democrats, who’ve accused Republicans of seeking to “subvert” the Affordable House bill.
There’s a real concern that Trump could make his first big political mistake by failing to get Congress to pass the Affordable health care act and start the repeal process.
That could create a serious problem for him as he heads into his second term in office.
What the Affordable care act was for Trump: The Affordable Care the law was passed in 2010 to replace what President Barack Obama had inherited from the previous administration, the Affordable Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security programs.
Under the Affordable Healthcare the law, the government reimburses hospitals and insurers for the costs of providing healthcare to low-income Americans.
It’s the foundation of the Affordable Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides coverage for children and adults.
In exchange for these benefits, it was designed to help the nation avoid the financial, political and social impact of the Great Recession.
The law also provides a tax credit for people making up to $25,000 a year who are uninsured.
The Affordable Health care was passed by the House of Representatives and Senate in 2010.
The president signed it into law on February 28, 2010, and signed it again on May 4, 2020.
After the law went into effect, the uninsured rate plummeted from 15.1% to 3.4%.
“We’ve gone from 15% uninsured to less than 1%, and it was really the ACA that kept the economy going,” said Dan Gross, director of the Center for Health Policy Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
Obamacare was a major victory for President Barack Obamas administration.
Trump was initially a staunch supporter of the law.
He was critical of the health insurance law in an interview with the New York Times in June 2020, saying that “I think it’s terrible.”
He told Fox News that he was “not happy” with how the law passed, adding that the law “sucked the air out of the country.”
But, he said, “I like the fact that we got rid of the Cadillac tax.”
That was an effort to help people buy insurance on the individual market.
It was aimed at giving the government more money to help with costs associated with the law’s coverage expansions.
But critics of the measure have pointed to its unpopularity as well as its high cost.
During his first year in office, Trump signed two executive orders on health care.
One required insurers to offer insurance plans to low and middle income Americans and said that they couldn’t charge more for people with preexisting conditions.
The other required insurers with 50 or more enrollees to provide insurance to anyone with a pre-existing condition.
However, he was able to pull back the Cadillac Tax by signing an executive order that required all health insurance plans sold in the United States to cover “all medical expenses.”
Trump said he would repeal