Reader's view: Fear repeal of Affordable Care Act

Lucy Gellman

Students organized the event.

Critics of the Affordable Care Act contend health care costs, premiums and deductibles have risen dramatically, creating a financial house of cards that will collapse at some point.

If Obamacare gets the ax, some of its most popular features like allowing young adults to remain on their parents' health insurance and coverage of pre-existing medical conditions will survive for about half of New Yorkers who get health insurance through their employers. These reforms also aim to slow healthcare spending in the United States. Although Congress has taken steps toward the "repeal" part of Trump's campaign promise, the "replace" part has yet to surface.

Organizers there say sign-up numbers appear to be down slightly compared to previous year.

In Austin, people continue to purchase health insurance plans through the ACA's marketplaces.

Almost 50 healthcare workers, faith leaders, and others were arrested this afternoon at the Hart Senate Office Building, where they sought answers about the future of the Affordable Care Act.

The Department of Health & Human Services, which runs, did not immediately return a request for comment.

"Our feeling is the insurance companies will be back in charge, as opposed to having regulation on them", she said.

At the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, they serve about 20,000 patients and they rely heavily the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act. State laws apply primarily to individual and small group health plans. "And I think that repealing is much more of a power play and a show than actual meaningful change in the country". "Some websites and plans contain misleading information and may claim to offer ACA-compliant coverage when they are actually selling limited benefit plans", said Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller, in a prepared statement.

If you still need health insurance this year, there are just a few hours left before Tuesday night's midnight deadline to enroll in the Affordable Care Act.

President Donald Trump has said he wants to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, while congressional Republicans have proposed replacement legislation for the current system. There's not enough time to develop plans and prices for new markets before next year, Chief Executive Officer Mark Bertolini said.

Clarke argued that dismantling Colorado's exchange would only scare away insurers, not attract more choices.