In this podcast interview, The Advisory Board’s Rob Lazerow, a senior consultant, speaks with Healthcare Informatics Associate Editor Gabriel Perna, at-length about the policy implications of yesterday’s election. Lazerow discusses the effect the re-election of President Barack Obama, the maintaining of the house by the republicans, and the senate by the Democrats, will have on healthcare policy, specifically the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
While the debate on healthcare policy, specifically Medicare and Medicaid, won’t end. Lazerow expects yesterday’s result to curb talks on repealing the ACA. He also says, for providers and payers, the result of the election validate the hard work they have been engaged with in the years since the ACA passed. He also talks about state elections and the impact of various rulings from that level on the Medicaid expansion and health insurance exchanges.