And you thought Obamacare was going to be dead by next year.
Two new actions by the Trump administration suggest that the Affordable Care Act may be around for at least a little while more — if not longer.
Both moves underscore the difficulty Republicans face in undoing that health-care reform law, as well as a desire by the GOP to get some breathing room until they figure out how to accomplish that goal.
The first move came Friday, when federal heath officials called for health insurers to get more time to propose the premium rates they want to charge customers for Obamacare plans that go into effect in 2018.
Those officials want insurers to have until June 21 to set those rates, instead of the original May 3 deadline.
The extension would give insurers more time to get a clearer picture of the health-care usage of their current customers who buy individual plans on and off of government-run Obamacare exchanges.