Keeping Up Post Election: A Worried Healthcare Industry

Keeping Up Post Election: A Worried Healthcare Industry

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Keeping Up Post Election: A Worried Healthcare Industry
Calendar20 December 2016

GOP’s ‘Obamacare’ repeal path worries health care industry

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, AP (Published by The Washington Post)

  • Don’t overlook the concerns raised by key healthcare industry stakeholders. Within the healthcare system nothing happens in isolation, and repealing and replacing the ACA will certainly have an impact on employer-sponsored plans. *A must read*

An Obamacare ‘Delay’ Plan Could Backfire

Margot Sanger-Katz, The New York Times

  • The Republican’s ACA repeal and delay plan assumes the sustainability of the current healthcare system while they put a replacement plan in place. This article questions that assumption and warns that even a carefully planned delay may result in an unintentional quick repeal for some Americans. *Worth the time*

Why It Will Be Hard To Repeal Obamacare

Haeyoun Park and Troy Griggs, The New York Times

  • If your employees have questions about repealing the ACA, give them this link. It’s the simplest explanation that we’ve found. *Quick and easy*

Leading Republican proposals signal possible shape of ACA replacement plan

Mercer’s Washington Resource Group

  • House Republican leaders, President-elect Trump, and HHS nominee Tom Price have all have ACA repeal and replace proposals. This article compares the proposals' key features, which offer some indication of what a final ACA replacement plan may look like. *Skim this one* (Mercer Select Intelligence membership required. Not a member? Learn more)
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