What the 2012 Election Means for ACA and Health IT

Nov 7, 2012 4:19:00 PM · by Ashley Wetmore

The buzz around the election is deafening and Healthcare IS has gathered a few articles that highlight what’s expected to happen next. There are two articles from Health IT-focused sources that touch on the coming year as well as an interview with CHIME’s Sharon Canner.

—  Healthcare IS Team


An article by Tom Sullivan of Government Health IT depicts the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how its support or demise may affect the progress of Health IT. Obama continues his Presidency but with the House of Representatives remaining under the Republican Party, will the fight to repeal the ACA continue?

Obama wins, but the future for ACA and HIT is still uncertain 


Jessica Zigmond and Rich Daly of ModernHealthcare.com report on the victory for the continuation of the Affordable Care Act and discuss the pressure on the President and House Republicans to compromise for a “grand bargain” next year.

Obama win seen as victory for healthcare reform


A conversation with CHIME’s Sharon Canner and Healthcare-Informatics.com’s Mark Hagland offers her perspective on the election’s impact on Health IT just before she meets with the HIT Policy Committee to discuss Stage 3.

The Day After the 2012 Elections: CHIME’s Sharon Canner Offers Perspectives on the Impact on Healthcare IT 

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