"Obamacare is a disaster," Bevin told
But if the law is eliminated, what happens to the estimated 22 million Americans -- including roughly half a million in
The short answer is, nobody knows yet.
"These are significant issues where the dynamics and the politics have completely changed as of Tuesday," said state
For now, the Bevin administration says it will keep pressing the waiver request that would let it add restrictions to the expanded
"Until changes occur at the federal level, the Bevin administration will continue to work within the confines of federal law as written," said
The Affordable Care Act established health insurance exchanges and tax subsidies to make it easier for Americans to buy private plans, and it allowed states to expand their
Likewise, Republican leaders in
Not everyone wants the law to disappear. In
"The Affordable Care Act has allowed us to treat people who had a lot of deferred health problems and chronic diseases," Caudill said. "We're seeing good results from that. If the law is repealed and it is not replaced with something that provides comparable coverage to our patients, it will have a significant adverse impact on our patients, on us and on our communities. There will be a reversal in what we are able to provide."
It will be important to see what, if anything, Trump proposes for the millions of Americans who previously lacked access to health insurance, said
"It's anybody's guess what
The next few months should be interesting, he said.
"The reality on the ground is that
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