Despite this very nasty election campaign, there are areas in which the next president and Congress are likely to cooperate in improving the nation’s healthcare system in general and the Affordable Care Act in particular.
An article in Health Affairs lists these areas as possibly including, first in the ACA:
Streamlining employer reporting rules and removing restrictions on small businesses offering employees Health Reimbursement Accounts to cover insurance premiums and out-of-pocket medical expenses.
Beyond the ACA, Health Affairs cites these areas likely to see bipartisan successes:
Extending funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, community health centers and Medicare payment increases to some rural and/or low-income providers; continuing to fix clinical and administrative problems at Veterans Administration hospitals, and advancing mental-health legislation, especially to adjust privacy rules to make it easier for families to help mentally ill adult relatives.
To read the HealthAffairs article, please hit this link.