President-elect Donald Trump is in a strong position to destroy the Affordable Care Act himself when he takes office in two months.

While the complexities of creating a law to repeal and replace Obamacare appear to be causing headaches among Congressional Republicans, if Trump's first priority is truly to kill the existing system, he can largely do it by simply agreeing to stop the payments the Department of Health and Human Services is currently making to insurers as part of the ACA.

Those payments are currently threatened by a lawsuit, House of Representatives v. Burwell, launched by Congressional Republicans last year.

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