Written By: Dixie Somers for TWB
With the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, you can expect to see some changes in some federal laws.
However, members of Congress must vote on any bill that is proposed before it can be enacted into law. This means that President Trump will only have so much power when it comes to passing certain laws, and all of his proposals may not be approved. Here are five laws that might change over the course of Trump’s presidency.
Mandatory Health Insurance
Under the current Obamacare law, all US citizens must have some form of health insurance or face certain penalties. President Trump believes that having health insurance should be a personal choice and wants to abolish this law. If this law is abolished and you decide to purchase private health insurance, you will be able to choose the amount of coverage you need from any insurance carrier.
Roe v. Wade
President Trump has expressed interest in overturning Roe v. Wade, which was enacted in 1973 to lift many of the restrictions that were placed on abortion. Overturning this law would block certain abortion services to women who want to terminate their pregnancies.
Individual states would have the right to prohibit abortion. Justices of the Supreme Court who have more conservative beliefs could side with Trump and vote to have the current law overturned. Continue reading →