There were many talks of Trumpcare replacing Obamacare, but the Republican efforts in 2017 failed to repeal and replace this landmark legislative effort that overhauled health care in the United States under the Obama presidency. However, there are many changes being implemented by Republicans that are changing the landscape of Obamacare and how it works.
For now, Obamacare is not going to be fully replaced, but the changes being put into place are making it much different than the original law that President Obama signed in 2011. As an example, Congress has already repealed several unpopular parts of the health care law, such as the individual mandate, as part of the tax reform bills that were passed. President Trump has been busy signing executive orders to try and diminish the strength of the Affordable Care Act.
All of these changes will also affect prescription drug prices, which can be lowered if a person enters a Prescription Assistance Program (PAP). While Republications have let go of their dream to repeal Obamacare for now, they can also return to introducing new healthcare laws in future legislative sessions. If you or someone you know is struggling in paying for their medication, getting accepted into a Prescription Assistance Program will secure low-cost medication regardless of what healthcare laws are in effect.
In a nutshell, the efforts by Republicans amount to offering cheaper and less regulated plans when compared to Obamacare and its rising premium prices. If you’re worried about Obamacare being repealed and the effect this will have on drug prices, contact our Prescription Advocates right now. We will guide you in getting free to low-cost medication based on your income level. Don’t hesitate before it would be too late because laws and regulations are changing regularly. Take the opportunity to save money and get the medication that you or your family needs at a price that you can afford.