Election Transition Updates
The HIDA Government Affairs staff is compiling post-election information as it becomes available and releasing a series of factsheets outlining the impact of the November 8th presidential election on the healthcare industry and supply chain.
HIDA's Election Transition Updates also track how incoming members of the new Administration will impact the healthcare space, the changing priorities on Capitol Hill, and ultimately what changes are coming to our industry as a result of it all. Members please log in at upper right of site to view resources below.
In what amounts to a political upset, on November 8, 2016 Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States, winning the key battleground states of Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina. Trump was also able to win the traditionally Democratic states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. Republicans in the House of Representatives were able to limit their losses to the single digits, ensuring a Republican controlled House, while Republicans fended off substantive challenges in the Senate and maintained control of the upper chamber as well.
With a Republican-controlled White House and Congress, major reforms to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be a top priority, with President-elect Trump campaigning on a promise to repeal the health care law. A majority of Republican lawmakers remain opposed to the ACA and news of premium increases as well as private insurers withdrawing from the exchange market; it is possible that there will be substantive action on reforming or repealing parts of the health care law. President-elect Trump and a Republican Congress face stiff challenges when finding a path to repeal the ACA without causing major disruptions to the health insurance marketplace. Further with only a slim Republican majority in the Senate, Democrats will likely make every effort to block significant repeal and reform efforts.