Law insuring 1M Pennsylvanians faces uncertain future

By Marc Levy, The Associated Press

HARRISBURG >> About 1 million people in Pennsylvania are receiving government-subsidized health insurance under Democrats’ 2010 health care law that is facing an uncertain future as Republican President-elect Donald Trump takes office next month with a pledge to repeal it.

Leaders of the Republican-controlled Congress that Trump will share power with also say they are also intent on abolishing President Barack Obama’s signature law.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who supports Obama’s law, is watching the situation, but has had no formal conversations with state lawmakers, aides said.

“It’s hypothetical and it’s probably too soon to tell on a lot of this, because when people say they’re going to repeal it, it’s not clear what that means,” said Ted Dallas, Wolf’s secretary for the Department of Human Services.

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