The 2016 US Presidential Election: Examining Possible Health Care Futures


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Health care has emerged as a hotly debated issue of the 2016 presidential election, with the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees expressing starkly different views on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While approximately 20 million people have gained healthcare coverage since the law’s passage, implementation has been marred by setbacks, including the withdrawal of some major insurers from the ACA marketplace. A new poll by POLITICO and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shows deep ideological divides between the parties about the healthcare law, with a majority of voters saying they believe the law is failing. In addition, a recent announcement that healthcare premiums for some ACA plans will increase 25 percent on average next year has fed political debate. In this Forum event, expert panelists discussed the implications of the possible outcomes of the 2016 election.

This event was presented in Collaboration with Reuters November 3, 2016.

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