Medicaid expansion, Obamacare and more
Unlike the past few U.S. elections, health care did not play a major role in the 2018 midterms. While some campaign ads in Tennessee and nationwide focused on the Affordable Care Act, prescription drug prices and protections for pre-existing conditions, Obamacare just isn’t the political lightning rod it once was.
However, that isn’t to say that the results of the election won’t impact health care. Many Americans still struggle to access care, and most are frustrated by rising costs. At this point, any major health care policy is unlikely to pass, but newly elected and re-elected politicians will still likely want to work toward improving the health care system locally and nationally.
Below, let’s look at how health care might be impacted by the results of this election, both in Tennessee and nationwide.