Trumpcare: Expect the Phoenix to Rise from the Ashes

12 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2017

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Robin Fretwell Wilson

University of Illinois College of Law

Ryan Graver

MedAxiom - MedAxiom Ventures

Larry Sobal

MedAxiom - MedAxiom Ventures

Date Written: April 29, 2017

Abstract

On the first day of the Trump presidency, 1/6th of the U.S. economy, or $3.2 trillion, revolved around healthcare. Twenty million people gained healthcare coverage after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA” or “Obamacare” to opponents)—roughly half the number of uninsured that the ACA sought to cover. In October 2016, President Trump promised during a rally in Sanford, Florida, that “My first day in office, I am going to ask Congress to put a bill on my desk getting rid of this disastrous law and replacing it with reforms that expand choice, freedom, affordability.” One hundred days later, he is woefully short of that goal—and for good reason given the magnitude of the undertaking and the human costs of giving and then taking away. This Article first reviews where healthcare reform is nationally today and then charts some guideposts going forward.

Suggested Citation

Wilson, Robin Fretwell and Graver, Ryan and Sobal, Larry, Trumpcare: Expect the Phoenix to Rise from the Ashes (April 29, 2017). 2017 U. ILL. L. REV. ONLINE: Trump 100 Days ; University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-38. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3043302

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Ryan Graver

MedAxiom - MedAxiom Ventures ( email )

United States

Larry Sobal

MedAxiom - MedAxiom Ventures ( email )

United States

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