President-elect Trump's Impact on Healthcare

Nov 11, 2016

Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States. What changes will we see in the world of health policy?

Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States, and along with the Senate and House maintaining their Republican majorities, a tidal wave of healthcare policy changes could be just around the corner.While specific details have yet to come out regarding health policy under President-elect Donald Trump, speculation has already begun on what could happen immediately. For one, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could be in imminent danger. House Speaker, Rep. Paul Ryan, and Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell, have already spoken about repealing the healthcare law in the early days of the Trump presidency.In a press conference, McConnell said of repealing the ACA, "It is a pretty high item on the agenda. I would be shocked if we did not move forward to keep our commitment to the American people."Along with a repeal of the ACA, here are a few other things that could happen to health policy under President-elect Trump in his first year in office.*Medical Economics, a sister site of Physicians Practice, contributed to the reporting of this story.  

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