Consumer Health First looks forward to working with our newly elected Congressional Delegation, Maryland's legislators and the Hogan Administration, as we continue to secure the full promise of the Affordable Care Act for our fellow residents. As we have said before, health care is a right and not a privilege and each Marylander deserves full and equal access to affordable, comprehensive and high-quality care. Please, let us know what your highest priority issues are as you look to the future.
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Meanwhile, the pundits have begun looking at their crystal balls to try and predict what US healthcare will look like in the Trump administration. Here are just a few of dozens of links:
- Trump could change health insurance programs that affect hundreds of thousands of Marylanders: A local perspective in the Baltimore Sun featuring Consumer Health First President, Leni Preston.
- The Healthcare Industry is Nervous Too: NYT article featuring Aetna CEO, Mark Bertolini.
- Obamacare's Future is in Critical Condition After Trump Victory: The Washington Post.
- An Election That Will Transform Healthcare: Comments from Merrill Goozner, the editor of Modern Healthcare.
- Obamacare is Endangered, But it's Not Dead Yet: A Politico podcast featuring Ron Pollack of Family's USA, and James Capretta, an advocate of Speaker Paul Ryan's repeal-and-replace plan, and why he thinks the Affordable Care Act isn't totally going away.
- Repealing the ACA is More Complicated Than it Seems: A Kaiser Health News perspective on the potential upcoming changes.
- The Affordable Care Act in 2017: Challenges for President Elect Trump and Congress: From the Commonwealth Fund
- Trump's Positions on Women's Health Issues: Business Insider
- What Trump's Election Means for the ACA: Health Affairs Blog article.