Politics and Healthcare - Trump & Clinton Opposing Sides

Article Commentary Written by: Todd Perman, CCIM, Executive Managing Director of Global Healthcare Services, Newmark Knight Frank

Politics! Is it now a four letter word? Over 84 million Americans watched the first presidential debate last week, all interested in the topics at hand and which topics were covered. Unfortunately the topic of Healthcare was not discussed.

In the last presidential election, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was front and center and President Obama was touting the plan’s benefits, and the advantages to Americans. With healthcare costs rising and nearing 18% of the Gross Domestic Product, there is no question that reform was and still is necessary, but what reform? Payer reform? State level reform? A true implementation of a population health and wellness model?

The two candidates could not be more different in their approach to healthcare. The following article outlines the details and the projected impact. As with the ACA, there is still a tremendous amount of unknowns. Inevitably, change will continue, patients will want more access to care, healthcare providers will have to adapt, reduce cost, find access to capital, and respond as proactively as possible to whatever the future holds for the ACA. At this rate, it may be awhile before we get to these actual topics…if at all.

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