By: Lamar Greene
At the end of 2017, Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. One of the provisions of this law was the repeal of the Obamacare tax on those who did not enroll in health insurance, which removes the incentive for healthy people to get health insurance and weakens the individual mandate. Although this does not necessarily appeal the Affordable Care Act, it does weaken the law. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 13 million Americans would drop coverage, meaning that healthcare costs will rise because there will be fewer healthy people paying health insurance premiums.
There are so many changes and potential changes that are altering the health and healthcare systems in this country. The people who will be most affected by these changes, however, are those who are the most vulnerable in America.