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Trump calls on congress to repeal and replace ACA

[JURIST] US President-elect Donald Trump [official website] on Tuesday called for [NYT report] congress to quickly repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [materials] and replace it with a suitable alternative. In a call with the New York Times on Tuesday, Trump stated that the ACA needs to be replaced as soon as possible in order to avoid issues with the 2018 election cycle. He had previously called[twitter] on republicans and democrats to work together to come up with a viable alternative to the healthcare law. The president-elect is hopeful that a repeal may happen sometime next week with the replacement vote following shortly.

The ACA continues to be an issue of contention in domestic policy. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a motion [JURIST report] Monday to stay a federal court order preventing the federal government from enforcing an ACA regulation that protects transgender people and women from discrimination in health care. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell warned [JURIST report] on Monday that a move to repeal the ACA without simultaneously implementing a replacement plan would create a dangerous situation in American healthcare.

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