In the News — Special Edition Election Wrap-Up

With the 2012 election behind us, the nation is now turning to what lies ahead including what President Barack Obama’s re-election means for the Affordable Care Act. The Bulletin Staff offers this brief round-up of what some in the media believe the future holds for healthcare.

2012 election is a win for health reform, but there is much work to do, Health Affairs,  11-7-12, Healthcare blogger Timothy Jost writes about what happens next for the health reforms with Obama’s re-election.

 States now need to make Obamacare work, The Washington Post , 11-7-12, The Post’s healthcare blogger, Ezra Klein says that the ball is now in the state’s court.

Win Boosts Health Law, But States Still Control Its Destiny, Kaiser Health News, 11-7-12, Reporter Phil Galewitz reports that Obama’s re-election ensures the survival of his landmark health care law, but predominantly Republican state officials will get a big say in how it is carried out. 

The Politico Pulse, the healthcare section of the on-line news source,, had a comprehensive rundown of what the election results mean for healthcare reforms.

Obama’s healthcare overhaul turns into a sprint, The Associated Press, 11-8-12, This AP article appeared in multiple media outlets in the days after the election.

Modern Healthcare Survey Finds Deep Anger over ACA, Modern Healthcare, 11-8-12, This article outlines the results of a survey of physicians opinions on the ACA.

Election Alters House Plans for Reform RepealModern Healthcare, 11-8-12, Reporter Jessica Zigmond writes that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday’s presidential election alters the lower chamber’s plans to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


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