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Outgoing Health Secretary: 2017 Health Plans Likely To Stay The Same, Next Year's Less Certain

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell spoke at Miami Dade College
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell spoke at Miami Dade College
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell spoke at Miami Dade College
Credit Miami Dade College
HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell says insurance plans likely won't change in 2017.

It’s an unusual season for shopping for health insurance.

Dec.15 is still the deadline to buy an Affordable Care Act plan that begins Jan. 1 through the healthcare.gov website. 

Meanwhile, President-elect Donald Trump has talked about repealing--or at least making sweeping changes to--the Affordable Care Act. And Trump’s designee to take over the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, has detailed his own plan to replacethe Affordable Care Act.   

 

Health News Florida spoke with outgoingHHS Secretary Sylvia Burwellabout signing up for Obamacare in this political climate.

You can listen to that conversation here:

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