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Healthcare Outlook for 2017: Everything Is in Play

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by Harris Meyer

2017 had been shaping up as a year focused on fixing the Affordable Care Act’s insurance markets, slowing prescription drug price hikes, expanding Medicaid, improving mental health care and spreading value-based payment and delivery.

Suddenly there’s a new, more conservative agenda. And almost everything in health care is up in the air.

Insurers and providers were counting on continuing to add paying customers under the ACA’s premium subsidy framework, with more states expanding Medicaid to low-income adults.

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