“With the Republicans winning the White House and retaining control of both houses of Congress on Tuesday, healthcare scholars predict big changes in some healthcare policies, although perhaps not as much as feared.
MedPage Today spoke with several policy specialists experts who shared their views of what changes a Trump administration, coupled with a Republican Senate and House, could mean for the healthcare system, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
I do not believe, at the end of the day, that changes are going to be made, which will take away insurance coverage for 20 million people,” said Gail Wilensky, PhD, an economist and senior fellow at Project HOPE, an international health foundation in Bethesda, Md.
Wilensky stressed that Republicans have only a marginal lead in the Senate, which means that any legislative changes will either require bipartisan support or else have to be implemented through budget reconciliation, which limits changes to those things that impact the deficit or budget.
Wilensky listed a few ACA changes she believes could be achieved through budget reconciliation.”
Source: MedPageToday.com – November 9, 2016