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The Election Results

  • Trump Upset Will Force Health Care Leaders To Rethink The Future  Modern Healthcare by Harris Meyer—Republican Donald Trump's shocking victory Tuesday will force a major shift in the healthcare industry's thinking about its future. Combined with the GOP's retention of control of the Senate and the House, a Trump presidency enables conservatives to repeal or roll back the Affordable Care Act and implement at least some of the proposals outlined in the GOP party platform and the recent House Republican leadership white paper on healthcare.

  • Trump Says He Might Keep Some ACA Provisions: Washington Post by David Cutler—President-elect Donald Trump is already signaling that he might backpedal on his promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, [saying] Friday that he’d consider hanging onto popular Obamacare provisions such as "the prohibition against insurers denying coverage because of patients’ existing conditions, and a provision that allows parents to provide years of additional coverage for children on their insurance policies."

  • Obamacare Defenders Vow "Total warPolitico by By Jennifer Haberkorn and Paul Demko—Shell-shocked Democrats on Capitol Hill are preparing to make a fight for Obamacare their top priority in the opening days of the Trump administration, with leading advocacy groups ready to wage “total war” to defend President Barack Obama’s universal health care program and his domestic policy legacy.

  • 2016 Ballot Measures Election Results Politico

  • Election 2016 Results: Ballot Questions - Healthcare Patch 
    • California. Drug Price Standards: Required state agencies to pay the same rate (or lower) for prescription drugs than that paid by the veterans' health plan. "No" won by 54 percent to 46 percent.

    • California. Tobacco Tax Increase: Increased the statewide tax on a pack of cigarettes by $2 and raise taxes on other tobacco products as well. "Yes" passed with 62 percent of the vote.

    • Colorado. State Healthcare System: Created ColoradoCare, a single-payer health insurance system in the state. It would levy a 10 percent payroll tax, paid by employers and employees at a ratio of 1:2, raising approximately $25 billion a year. "No" won with 80 percent of the vote.

    • Colorado.  Tobacco Tax Increase: Proposed a $1.75 tax increase on cigarettes per pack of 20. “No" won with 54 percent of the vote.

    • Colorado. Medical Aid in Dying: Legalized the option of assisted death for terminally ill patients who have six months or less to live. "Yes" won with 65 percent of the vote. Colorado’s action makes it the fifth state—after California, Oregon, Vermont and Washington—to put a physician-assisted suicide law on the books. 

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