Firms, patients brace for changes in health care law

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Health care companies in New Mexico are bracing for the likelihood that some parts of President Barack Obama’s signature health care overhaul could be undone by President-elect Donald Trump.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that New Mexico-based insurance and hospital system executives believe it’s too early to tell how things would proceed.

But most of them agreed they would have to adjust their business operations after Trump begins working with a Republican Congress eager to end or at least significantly change the law.

The reaction was immediate for one group of policy-holders as phone lines burned up last week at the offices of the state health care exchange set up after the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

New Mexicans moved quickly to lock in another year of coverage.

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