The Trump administration is trying to move forward with the privatization of America’s healthcare system.

It’s called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

The legislation, which was signed into law in March, was supposed to cover everyone, regardless of their insurance status, with some limitations on how much money they could spend.

But a review of a handful of the proposals made public on Thursday shows the Trump Administration is working with a wide array of private insurers and other health care companies to privatise the program.

The push to overhaul the healthcare system has been a hot-button topic of discussion in the US since President Donald Trump took office. 

Here are 10 things we know: 1. 

Private insurers want to privatized America’s Healthcare System. 

At a private event hosted by the private healthcare company Avalere Health, which sells health insurance plans, the president of the American Health Care Association, Dan Newhouse, told attendees, “We are going to be able to take care of a lot of people who don’t have the resources to buy insurance or to make insurance decisions for themselves.” 

“That’s why we’re working on this,” he said. 


Privatization is a priority for the Trump White House. 

Trump’s administration is looking to move the healthcare market in a direction that will allow private companies to negotiate better prices for their patients and make the insurance coverage more affordable. 

On Thursday, the Trump campaign announced that it was working with the private insurance industry to privatizing healthcare. 

“This is something that should have been done a long time ago,” Trump said.

“We’ve been working on it for a long period of time.” 


The proposal to privatizes the healthcare program is being pushed by the US Chamber of Commerce and the American Medical Association (AMA). 

The Trump administration wants to allow private insurers to negotiate higher premiums for patients. 

One proposal, which is being reviewed by the administration, would let insurers negotiate premiums based on the cost of the insurance plan. 

Other proposals would allow private insurance companies to charge more for certain patients.

The Trump Administration also wants to privatizethe healthcare system by limiting access to emergency room visits. 


Many private insurers have already started privatizing their health plans. 

Some insurers are already offering plans with more generous benefits than they would be able under the PPACA. 

In a letter sent to the White House in April, the AMA, the American College of Physicians, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the US Health Care Access Task Force urged the administration to consider allowing private insurers in the healthcare industry to negotiate lower premiums for some patients.

The AMA, a trade association representing doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, wrote: “Private insurers are an essential part of the healthcare delivery system and should be allowed to participate in the health insurance marketplace.

The AMA is committed to ensuring that all Americans have access to affordable, quality health care.” 


A few of the private insurers, like Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Anthem, have been pushing for privatizations in the past. 

Blue Cross Blue Severity has been working with Anthem to sell plans that will cover more people in states that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Plan.

Anthem is also partnering with the American Hospital Association to offer plans that are more generous than the PPSA, according to a February report from the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. 


It’s not clear what the administration will do with the money that private insurers would get. 

According to an Associated Press article published Thursday, Anthem and the AMA are negotiating on how to distribute the money in order to help low-income Americans, who currently get less than $5,000 a year for coverage under the Obamacare plan.

Anthem said in a statement that it will “continue to work with the Administration to achieve a more cost-effective system for coverage and reduce costs to the American taxpayer.” 


There are a lot more than private insurance plans.

There are already over 1 million private insurance policies sold in the United States. 

More than 50 million people buy insurance through an employer or through an individual plan.

The American Health Policy Institute, a Washington-based think tank that advocates for greater access to health insurance, estimates that there are about 2.2 million private health insurance policies currently in use. 


This proposal is not a guarantee. 

While it seems like a great idea, it’s not yet clear if private insurers are going too far in their privatization plans.

There’s also a chance that the White Houses decision will change as the private plans work their way through the marketplaces. 


What we don’t know is how the private plan plans are going forward. 

An article from the Wall Street Journal on Thursday noted that the Trump plan “is subject to a review and may change” and “is not a surefire path to passage.”