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    What Trump’s victory means for healthcare: Industry leaders sound off

    In January, Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States. We asked healthcare policy analysts and industry leaders to weigh in. Here, they share reactions to the election results, and how the results could impact healthcare moving forward.

    Joel V. Brill, MD, chief medical officer, Predictive Health, LLC, Managed Healthcare Executive Editorial Advisor:
    “For plans that have invested in Medicaid and/or exchanges, the next few months will be nail biting time.  For patients, will they continue to sign up, knowing that parts of the ACA will be under attack come January?”
    Read his full commentary.

    Jon Kingsdale, PhD, managing director at Wakely Consulting Group, associate professor at Boston University School of Public Health: “House Republicans will repeal Obamacare on Day 1 of Trump’s presidency—how could they not!—but everyone understands that replacing it is far tougher. Republicans may well tear each other apart trying to decide whether and, if so, how to replace the ACA.”
    Read his full commentary.

    Don Hall, principal, Delta Sigma LLC, Managed Healthcare Executive editorial advisor, former health plan CEO: “Given that the Republicans now effectively control all three branches of the government (since they will replace the vacancy on the Supreme Court) they are now in a position to have to offer solutions to the ACA rather than simple symbolically oppose it.”
    Read his full commentary.

    Perry Cohen, chief executive officer, The Pharmacy Group, Managed Healthcare Executive editorial advisor: “The election results of Donald Trump as the new president signals for the healthcare industry that the power will move from not for profit healthcare to for-profit healthcare companies.”
    Read his full commentary.

    Antoinette Kraus, founding director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network: “We ... are going to continue to fight and support the ACA on behalf of the millions of Americans whose lives depend on it.”
    Read her full commentary.

     

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