Kominski at UCLA Anderson Forecast: Trump ACA replacement plan still unclear; expect “repeal and delay”

[ Posted on December 9th, 2016 by Center Communications | No Comments » ]

Panelists, from left to right: David Shulman, Gerald F. Kominski, Kal Raustiala, Jeffrey B. Lewis, Sebastian Edwards. Photo courtesy of UCLA Anderson School of Management

Center Director Gerald Kominski spoke about the possible effects the incoming Trump administration’s repeal of the Affordable Care Act could have on the U.S. health care system at the UCLA Anderson Economic Forecast: “What Do Trumponomics Really Mean for the U.S., California and L.A.?” The Dec. 6 event was hosted by the UCLA Anderson School of Management and addressed the overall impact the new administration could have on the nation’s economy.

Kominski suggested that a “repeal and delay” strategy would be used, which would give  Congress two or so years to come up an alternative plan. He said the biggest question is: What does the replacement plan look like?

Kominski said 20 million more Americans gained health insurance after the ACA was enacted. “The program is an overwhelming success with regard to its primary goal.”

Read a full story about the economic forecast at the UCLA Anderson blog.

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