Changes are in the wind
And in the minds of our readers who think the reform law will go under the knife by 2013
Consider last week’s ruling by a federal judge that the key tenet of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional an exclamation point on the results of our recent reader poll. Most of the more than 300 healthcare executives who took our poll say they believe the law won’t be intact this time in 2012. In fact, 10% said the law will be repealed and replaced with a new law.
That outcome and other lesser alterations were made more likely by the judge’s ruling that Congress lacks the authority to require Americans to buy health insurance. (For more on the impact of the ruling, see p. 8.) Many experts agree that the issue—and the fate of the reform law itself—ultimately will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. But until then, here’s what many of our readers think will happen in the next two years based on a poll we conducted on Modern Healthcare.com from Nov. 3, the day after the mid-term elections, and Dec. 14, the day after the judge’s ruling. We welcome your feedback. Please drop us a line at email@example.com. Thank you.
What do you believe will happen to the healthcare reform law in the next two years?Source: Modern Healthcare MODERN HEALTHCARE GRAPHIC
Minor amendments will be enacted
Some key provisions will be repealed
Few if any changes will be passed
The law will get a major overhaul The law will be repealed and replaced with a new law