Worrying About Your Exchange Coverage? Obamacare Repeal Would Take A While

Major changes to individual health coverage provided through the Obamacare marketplaces won’t happen overnight.

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Major changes to individual health coverage provided through the Obamacare marketplaces won’t happen overnight.

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President-elect Donald Trump has promised that he’ll ask Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Day One of his administration.

So if you’re shopping for coverage on the health insurance marketplace now, should you even bother signing up? If everything’s going to change shortly after coverage starts in January anyway, what’s the point?

While it’s impossible to know exactly what changes are coming to the individual market and how soon they’ll arrive, one thing is virtually certain: Nothing will happen immediately. Here are answers to questions you may have.

How soon after Trump takes office could my marketplace coverage change?

It’s unlikely that much, if anything, will change in 2017.

Congressional Republicans probably couldn’t force through a repeal of the entire law because Democrats have enough votes to sustain a filibuster blocking that move. So Congress might opt to use

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/11/11/501692381/worrying-about-your-exchange-coverage-obamacare-repeal-would-take-a-while?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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