GOP-care: Exclusive Details on Trump’s plan

Samuel Kim, Staff Writer

Recently, President Trump and Republican senators introduced plans to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as “Obamacare.” In doing so, they may tear up some of the ACA’s key provisions.

President Trump has agreed with many Republicans, and some Democrats, that instead of insurance, health savings accounts (HSA’s) should be implemented. This would, effectively, create a single-payer system that Bernie Sanders argued for. Trump has also called for, “…a patient-centered health care system that promotes choice, quality, and affordability.” By this, he means that patients should be free to choose doctors at lower prices. Trump has also called for the stereotypical Republican community approach for medical care. He wants to maximize the ability for states to issue block grants to better local leaders’ abilities to help poorer citizens. The President, as well as many Republicans, have also called for the end of the mandate, which has forced employers to cover expensive plans or go against their religious beliefs. Trump has also argued that eliminating state lines would create a vibrant market.

Although many Democrats have been skeptical of Trump, this plan is something that Bernie Sanders’ supporters wanted to see. This plan effectively creates a hopeful bridge of compromise for what might seem like an interminable stalemate.