Now that President-elect Donald Trump is preparing to take the stand, many citizens across the country are asking: what will happen to the Obama Care once President Obama’s term is up? Will I still have insurance? Or will I finally be able to get the medication I need and visit the doctor for issues that were difficult to cover?
With Trump’s win in the November 8 election, this means that Obama Care may be replaced with Trump Care. According to Donald Trump, his proposal during the campaign has signaled that “nobody should be required to buy health insurance unless they want to.”
Here are a few things to expect when President Trump takes over Obama Care
How the Affordable Care Art will Affect Children and Young Adults
Children and Young Adults will be allowed to stay on their parent’s plan until the age of twenty-six as well as be offered low-cost health insurance. Most cases with limited incomes will be exempted from the fee or will be qualified for low-cost coverage. All healthcare coverage will cover medical-related issues such as mental health, contraception, prescription drugs, maternity, STI screenings and newborn care. Trump stated that he would keep this provision stable.
Penalties for NOT having Coverage
According to Trump the fee for not having coverage will be eliminated as the individual mandate is one of the main issues people disagree about the Affordable Care Act.
Taxpayers may be allowed to deduct health insurance premium costs
According to Trump, he states he will allow taxpayers to reduce the premium costs of health insurance on their tax returns. It is very likely that the cost assistance will be repealed during his term. However, there may be another tax in health care credit shortly as past GOP plans have included one.
Lawmakers must protect the healthcare system, especially when it comes to the affordable options they offer consumers to access quality and timely care.
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With more doctors coming out to praise the use and benefits of Marijuana, the herbaceous plant is quickly gaining acceptance as a legitimate treatment option. Here’s why:
The American Medical Association Supports the Use
During the drug prohibition in 1937, the American Medical Association voiced their opposition as Marijuana was commonly prescribed in Western medicine for a large series of conditions.
Marijuana has been used for over 3,000 years
The use of marijuana for medical treatment has been traced all the back to the ancient herbal medicines in China, Egypt, and India. Evidence of the use is a book written by Chinese Emperor Shen-Nung, who described the use of cannabis in treating gout, rheumatism, and constipation in 2737 BCE.
The “High” You Get From Cannabis is From One Component
As Marijuana contains over 400 chemical compounds, there is only one cannabinoid that gets you high – tetrahydrocannabinol, otherwise known as THC. Other cannabinoids that are known to offer the same benefits have been extracted from marijuana to produce non-psychoactive forms for the use of medical marijuana. This is specially made for pediatric patients.
Cannabis provides better benefits than narcotic painkillers
While painkillers are incredibly potent, they can work wonders for various types of pain. While narcotic painkillers can increase the symptoms of nausea, marijuana helps to relieve those. Studies suggest that cannabis can reduce the need for prescription painkillers. In 2010, over 16,000 lives were claimed due to the overdose of prescription painkillers.
Marijuana’s primary side effect is euphoria
One of the most common reasons many dismiss the use of medical marijuana is due to the unwanted side effect of feeling high. However, those who have yet to experience the high from cannabis do not know that the feeling gives off the feeling of euphoria, which can provide comfort and the ease of pain for patients with chronic pain or illness.
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