Joann Coleman, who follows the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, sends a message about Board discussion today about the future of Obamacare, which Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have vowed to repeal.

Trustee Sheffield Nelson, a former Republican gubernatorial candidate, said the Affordable Care Act is on a fast track to repeal. What nobody knows is how the replacement will work and what that means for UAMS, already struggling budgetarily.

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Quick repeal but no quick fix? Repeal with a replacement of uncertain dimensions? Might an option, one person suggested, be a government move to force move employer-based insurance?

Lots of questions. Not many answers.

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In Arkansas, more than 300,000 newly insured people  are interested. So, too, are all the medical facilities and their workers that wouldn’t be in business today but for the Obamacare lifeline.