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What the New Administration Means for Healthcare IT

donald-trump-1818950_960_720The following is a guest contributed post from Alan Portela, Chief Executive Officer at AirStrip.

For over a year, the US has spent much of its time wondering who would be the next Commander-in-Chief, and what the implications would be with a Hillary Clinton or a Donald Trump presidency. Now that we have our answer – that Donald Trump will be leading the nation for at least the next four years – people across all industries are wondering how a new administration will impact their business.

What exactly will this new administration mean for healthcare IT? The space is relatively bipartisan. People on both sides of the aisle realize that technology can enable better patient care in a cost-effective way and has the ability to be far-reaching, providing better care options to those in rural areas. But there’s no doubt that the most recent election will drive some changes in 2017.

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Main Street Alliance Wants Answers on Healthcare from President-Elect Trump

Infographic The Small Business Guide to the ACAThis morning, Main Street Alliance — a national network of small business coalitions working to build a new voice for small businesses on important public policy issues — issued a statement seeking clarity on what the incoming Trump administration plans to do with healthcare.

As for the announcement, it is as follows:

The health care industry, our nation’s largest private sector industry and employer, makes up more than 17 percent of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The US health care industry has grown accustomed to the post-Affordable Care Act (ACA) business climate and faces uncertainty heading into a Trump Administration–one that has vowed to repeal the ACA as early as day one and provide a replacement at a later date. That uncertainty is shared by the small business owners on Main Street and could have a wide-ranging impact on the economy as a whole.
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