Bottom line: under the ACA the federal government became a much more active player in the U.S. healthcare markets. Whatever else occurs in the looming political firefight, it is safe to say that this active role is going to shrink.
Choppy waters ahead for U.S. Healthcare, but there is a path forward.
As efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) take shape, it is too early to make specific predictions. But, based on previous proposals and public statements made by some of the key players—and some recently leaked documents - it is reasonable to anticipate some of the broader policy directions that are likely to emerge. This blog post is the first in a series that will discuss some of the shifts likely to emerge in the post-ACA environment.