The U.S. presidential elections have passed, and as noted in previous blogs, we believed that regardless of which candidate prevailed, we would be facing a tectonic shift in healthcare in the U.S. and, it would seem, in the world. We ended Part 1 of this 2-part blog noting that we expected foreseeable “tectonic events” that would be driving forces in healthcare for the next decade.
On the eve of the what is likely one of the most momentous Presidential elections in our nation’s history, we will indulge ourselves one last time with an analytical and editorial look back at “ObamaCare”, or as it correctly named, the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). In our recently blogs, we opined on the relative impact on healthcare going forward with the election of Secretary Hillary Clinton or Mr. Donald Trump. We took for granted that the ACA will pass into history.
In the previous three blogs we have attempted to set a baseline and then review the basic public policy platform of both Secretary Clinton and Mr. Trump regarding our national healthcare policy going forward.
The last two blogs in this series have dealt with our interest in Secretary Clinton (HRC) and healthcare, as well as Mr. Trump and his history in real estate, and most recently, his published positions on healthcare. As noted, Mr. Trump’s positions are very much in line with the long-term commentary from the Republican Party. We noted that it lacked both innovation, free markets (something dearly missing in healthcare) and imagination.