Bloomberg BNA quoted Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, for an article about the anticipated changes to healthcare in the United States that a Republican Congress and the Trump administration have been discussing for 2017.
“If Congress wants to get rid of this law immediately, they can,” Ario said. “And if Donald Trump wants to get rid of it immediately, he can. He can disrupt peoples’ coverage in 2017 and the law will be toast,” he said.
“I think Congress is much more likely to do it than Trump,” since congressional Republicans have voted more than 50 times to repeal major portions of the law, Ario said. However, he said he doesn’t believe either Congress or Trump will “actually get rid of the law,” because millions of people would lose coverage without it.