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Observations Yankee Doodling

What now for Obamacare?

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 10 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6063
  1. Douglas Kamerow, senior scholar, Robert Graham Center for policy studies in primary care, professor of family medicine at Georgetown University, and associate editor, The BMJ
  1. dkamerow{at}

Trump and Congress promise to repeal it, which may not be easy

This is not the column I was originally going to write.

Days ago, way back when Hillary Clinton was likely to become president, I was planning a post-election piece on her options to improve the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). This, of course, is not on President elect Donald J Trump’s agenda.1

With Trump headed for the White House and Republicans still in control of both houses of Congress, we are told that Obamacare’s demise is just a matter of time.23 Recent concerns about how to fix the law to deal with serious problems …

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