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Time magazine: 4 Things Trump Wants to Accomplish in 2018

Dr. Gerald Kominski, FSPH professor of health policy and management, was quoted in a Time magazine article about Trump's goals for 2018, which include repealing the ACA's individual mandate.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The tax plan repeals the individual mandate — a key part of Obamacare that penalizes people without health insurance — beginning in 2019. It’s not true to say that the tax bill repeals the health care law, which congressional Republicans have repeatedly tried and failed to do. Experts say Republicans’ previous inability to repeal the full law probably presages a failure again this year.

“I don’t see anything that’s changed in terms of the lack of support in the Senate,” says Gerald Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. “I think that it is fruitless to continue to bang your head against the wall if you are not going to get the outcome that you want.”

Read the full article from Time magazine. 


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