Election Shifts Health-Care Landscape Across the U.S.


By Stephanie Armour
The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 8, 2018

The midterm elections abruptly shifted the health-care landscape across the country, resulting in a divided Congress that could mean most changes unfold on the state level. Health care was the No. 1 issue among voters this election, according to an AP survey of about 90,000 people. Voters approved ballot initiatives to expand Medicaid in Idaho, Utah and Nebraska while rejecting a similar proposal in Montana. At the same time, dozens of Democrats won on platforms of preserving or expanding the ACA, including some gubernatorial candidates who can take immediate action on Medicaid. The split between red and blue states means that statehouses will continue to pursue opposite directions in health care. Read More…