Like me, you may be watching how the upcoming changes in healthcare policy are playing out in the news. Recently, President Elect Trump discussed upcoming plans with The Washington Post. (Click the link at the bottom of this post for the whole article.) Only days later, Axios.com reported a Trump interview (click herefor that) where Mr. Trump "back-tracked a bit...saying that he wanted to find a mechanism...to help the poorest get insurance."
Clearly, this hot issue is moment to moment in the highest reaches of government.
Regardless of specifics, this highlights how access to healthcare, like healthcare quality, is a key item for Mr. Trump's first 100 days in office.
You only need to take a look at a sample of the tweets (screen right) related to healthcare policy to get a sense that America views this hot-button topic in distinct ways. Expect more conversation with sharp edges in the days and weeks to come!
As he has developed a replacement package, Trump said he has paid attention to critics who say that repealing Obamacare would put coverage at risk for more than 20 million Americans covered under the law’s insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion. “We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” Trump said. “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us.” People covered under the law “can expect to have great health care. It will be in a much simplified form. Much less expensive and much better.”