How will health care change under a Trump presidency?
"I don’t know what to expect from any aspect of the President Trump camp. There is so much vagueness in what he says. He wants to repeal the ACA—what happens after that I don’t know. When does the repeal happen? How long does the process take? What is it replaced with, if you repeal it?
I don’t think repealing the ACA will affect my practice too much either way. We don’t have a lot of ACA patients that I know of anyway because plans are not labeled specifically ACA. I have an ACA plan for myself and my kid because it was better, cheaper than other group plans we had available.
This coming year, our practice has been looking into group plans again, so we may end up changing out of the ACA anyway. We don’t have a ton of uninsured; I still have some despite the ACA, so I don’t think ending the ACA will affect my practice too much.
We tend to have a pretty high population of insured patients and a lot of the ones who are typically uninsured don’t qualify for the ACA because they’re not legal immigrants or whatever, so they just pay cash.”
Anshu Guleria, MD