Health care is an area that has received considerable attention from the Trump administration, and its administration is expected to keep an eye on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, as it seeks to reduce its projected cost growth in the coming years.
Trump is also expected to pursue his goal of getting the entire U.S. population covered under the law by 2020.
He has proposed creating a national healthcare exchange to allow people to buy insurance through the exchange.
But Trump’s healthcare plan is not without controversy.
Some Republican senators have criticized the plan, arguing that it is too complicated and expensive.
Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., told CNN in an interview that the Affordable Health Care Act has “failed miserably.”
“I think it’s just so poorly implemented,” he said.
“We have a lot of problems with it.”
Sen. Mike Lee, R.-Utah, who also chairs the Senate Republican Conference, has also questioned the Trump plan.
“I don’t know if there’s been a health care bill that’s been more complex, more costly, or more complex than the ACA,” he told reporters this week.
“So we don’t have a whole lot of time for the president’s agenda, which is very, very complicated and we need to focus on getting the ACA done and getting the health care reform done,” Lee said.
Trump’s health plan is likely to face more scrutiny in the House, as well, since members of both parties have expressed concerns about how the president will manage the ACA, particularly with respect to how the plan will impact young adults.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R of Wisconsin, told reporters Tuesday that he thinks “the administration has a responsibility” to explain how the ACA will work.
“We have to explain why this is what we’re doing,” Ryan said.