President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on January 20—his first day in office. Given this, “The biggest fear within the healthcare industry is uncertainty,” says Jill Schwieters, president, Cielo Healthcare. “Healthcare reform has been time consuming and disruptive in recent years, and it appears this will continue for at least several more years. Thus far, the new administration has not provided many details about how it will replace it. It’s likely that some parts of the ACA will remain, but it’s unclear which ones might stay.”
Here, experts discuss four of the biggest concerns managed healthcare executives have about repealing the ACA.