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Universal Access And Delegation To States: Examining Two Currents In ACA Replacement Plans

Updated: Jan 29


Universal Access?The idea of a “different construct” that “would allow for every single person to gain access to the coverage that they want and have nobody fall through the cracks.” surfaced in January 18 testimony January 18 by Congressman Tom Price, President-elect Trump’s nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary, in his testimony at his confirmation hearings. House Republican leadership has been quoted as saying, “Our goal here is to make sure that everybody can buy coverage or find coverage if they choose to,” while President-elect Trump himself has promised “insurance for everybody.” A January 18 Health Affairs Blog post by congressman Pete Sessions, Senator Bill Cassidy, and John Goodman states a goal of “making sure everyone has access to health insurance that is affordable and that gives them dependable access to medical care.”

Read more at: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2017/01/20/universal-access-and-delegation-to-states-examining-two-currents-in-aca-replacement-plans/