As President Donald Trump prepares to announce his plans for repealing the Affordable Care Act, his health-care plans may have a major impact on the U.S. health care system.
While there’s plenty of uncertainty about how Trump will implement his plan, there are clear guidelines for how to protect your health and get better care when he does.
This is what you need to know to protect yourself.
How to Protect Yourself from Trump Repealing the ACA In some ways, the health-insurance system that Trump has proposed is a blueprint for how we should protect ourselves from the implementation of his health care plans.
Here are the five key rules for safeguarding yourself from the repeal of the Affordable and Preventive Services Act.
Rule #1: Be aware of your rights and responsibilities When the federal government implements a health care plan, it has the power to make certain individuals and organizations pay a steep price.
While some people are likely to be eligible for a subsidy, the federal tax credit that’s available to those who qualify is based on their income.
People with lower incomes may not be eligible and may have to pay more for insurance.
In addition, the ACA requires insurance companies to cover everyone with pre-existing conditions, including pre-cancerous conditions.
This includes the uninsured, those who have had multiple surgeries, and those with preexisting conditions.
If you or someone you know has pre-occurring medical conditions, you should contact your insurer and ask them to change coverage plans so that you can continue to get the coverage you need.
The IRS may require your insurer to provide you with coverage, but the IRS is not required to do so.
If your insurance company won’t change your plan, you have two options: Make an application to your state insurance commissioner.
If the state is not part of the Obamacare exchange, you may apply online.
If this is your first time applying for insurance, you’ll need to provide proof of income.
For more information, see How to File an Application for Insurance.
Make an Application to Your State Insurance Commissioner Make an appointment with your state’s insurance commissioner, who will tell you about the types of coverage that your state is currently providing.
For example, if you are covered by an ACA plan, your state may not cover pre-pandemic or cancer coverage.
If there are pre-expansion plans available, your insurance plan may cover these, too.
If that’s the case, you can contact your state Insurance Commissioner to find out about the pre-Exchange coverage options.
Make sure you know what’s covered and what isn’t.
In many states, your insurer will not cover any of the following pre-exchanges: pre-employment health care services, including: dental and vision care, and