By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times
Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday he does not want the new president and Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act unless and until they come up with a replacement that protects Arizonans.
Ducey acknowledged that one of the key campaign promises of Donald Trump is to scrap what has become known as Obamacare. That program is designed to provide affordable health insurance for those who do not get it from employers or elsewhere, with a financial penalty for those who have no coverage.
Trump and other Republicans have focused on double-digit premium increases and fewer options for those who purchase coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
But there’s more to the program.