How the Trump Presidency May Impact Dermatology

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Amid great speculation about how the Trump presidency will impact healthcare and providers, including dermatologists, there’s one thing that’s clear.
We don’t know much.
“We know enough to make some reasonable predictions about the likely impact of a Trump presidency for health. He has called the Affordable Care Act ‘broken’ and a ‘disaster,’ ‘The whole thing was a fraud,’ he has said. He had promised to repeal the Act on his first day in office…. But Trump has already stepped back from his ‘repeal and replace’ commitment. Since he has quickly jettisoned one of his central appeals to disaffected voters, we must admit that we now have no idea what he has in mind for healthcare,” according to an editorial “President Trump,” published online November 19 in TheLancet.com1.
Some see this as a time of opportunity for medicine, especially given President-elect Trump’s choice for Secretary of Health, Tom Price, M.D., an orthopedic physician and House Budget Committee Chair.
Nancy Taylor, shareholder and co-chair of the health and FDA business practice at the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, says that while some expect that President-elect Trump will seek a repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act, it is likely to be a “precision” repeal of only those issues that are considered burdensome on individuals, business, insurers and governors.
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