Business & Corporate
Obamacare under the Trump Administration: A Discussion of the Healthcare Challenges Employers and Business Attorneys Face in Today’s Political Environment
Introduction. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related statutes passed in 2010 (collectively the Affordable Care Act or ACA) created a complex but comprehensive approach to closing gaps to availability and affordability of major medical coverage. The ACA was passed by a Democratic majority in Congress and signed into law by President Obama. Although the health care and health insurance industries came to the negotiating table and impacted the final version of the bill, Republicans almost unanimously opposed the bill in Congress and have continued to oppose key parts of it.