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What's in Store for Obamacare?

November 11, 2016 The election upset took most of us by surprise. Given the tenor of the lead up to the election and Republican control of Congress, the healthcare space sees Obamacare squarely in the crosshairs. In the broader public’s mind, Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act is viewed mostly as the individual mandate, exchanges, and certain provisions that impact coverage like pre-existing conditions and adult children remaining covered through a parent’s insurance. The ACA is much more than just these items. It was intended to be a massive shift in how healthcare is financed and managed. And like any public policy, especially one that is trying to manage $3T or so in spending, the ACA was in need of serious adjustments. The high profile problems with the exchange business would have to be tackled regardless of who was elected.  While it’s impossible to predict how it will ultimately play out, here’s my take. Some modifications to individual insurance, but mostly