We're talking about repealing an act that will effect millions of people so there will definitely be ramifications. I wish Trump and the Republicans could provide free healthcare for everyone. Since they won't, they need to minimize the negative effects as much as possible. To do that, they need to take their time, understand the effects of their actions and then proceed.
A swift repeal of Obamacare will create problems. Obamacare is unpopular but also misunderstood. The healthcare law helps millions of low income Americans afford healthcare coverage. Repealing Obamacare without some type of safety net will result in millions of people losing healthcare coverage. This will cause greater uncertainty in the economy and health insurance marketplace.
The first major act of the unified Republican government in 2017 will be a vote in Congress to begin tearing down Obamacare. But the euphoria of finally acting on a long-sought goal will quickly give way to the reality that Republicans -- and President-elect Donald Trump -- have no agreement thus far on how to replace coverage for about 20 million people who gained insurance under the health-care law.
It took a long time to phase in Obamacare, and now that it's finally in place, repealing it and replacing it with something else will also be a long and painful process. For someone who claims to want to balance the budget and cut costs, Donald Trump is sure going to be spending a lot of unnecessary money on replacing Obamacare.