Democrats said they would work on making healthcare better. On Tuesday they won control of the House of Representatives. The question is whether or not they can keep their promise.
Robert Henneke with the Texas Public Policy Foundation doubts any new legislation will be passed because of gridlock. But he says the rules adopted by the Trump Administration should take effect.
“It allows for more flexibility in obtaining plans outside the Obamacare mandate,” Henneke said.
Texas is one of 20 states suing to challenge the constitutionality of ACA, and there could be a ruling by the end of the year.
“You could have immediate opportunity for states to be freed up to start adopting their own policies,” Henneke explained.
A ruling by the end of the year would be good timing with the new legislative session starting in January.