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So what's going to happen to health care now?

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Rocknurse is a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Critical Care and ED.

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So, for better or worse, we have a new President. What do you think will be the future of health care and the future of nursing as a profession? Will we be better off as nurses or worse? Will we be better off as patients or worse?

Not looking for a political argument....god knows we've had enough of those in the past few days. Emotions are running high and we all have opinions. I'm just curious as to what we can expect.

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E-commerce has 1 years experience as a CNA, LVN and specializes in Psychiatric, Diabetes advocate.

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Stay tune....he did say give him the first 100 days

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With the republicans sweeping everything, we're going to see something change for sure. And it won't be healthcare as an unalienable right for everyone.

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The ACA will be..changed. It can't be repealed without a supermajority in Congress - which they don't have. Chances are the pieces that they tried to repeal before will disappear such as the tax penalty and the financial help in getting insurance. The additional medicaid funds from the government might also vanish.. but likely not until the next budget cycle.

It will probably look a lot like 10 years ago but insurance will be more expensive now. The insurance companies know how far they can push and what they can get away with, after all.

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I see some democrats jumping off of the ACA ship after seeing the how much support Trump received.

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My opinion is that insurance will be much more expensive for those who can cough up the extra funds and much less attainable for those who can't. The Haves will keep on getting and there will be a greater group of Have Nots. Healthcare costs will continue to rise along with everything else that becomes more expensive as the economy struggles. That's what I expect.

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I hope we can get something more affordable. We kept BCBS we had prior to Obamacare and it is going up to $900 a month in Jan. Mine is $10k deductible and hubbys is 3.5 k

Checked into Obama care this yeat and mine alone was going to be 900. Not eligiblefor subsidy as our income is aprox 80k

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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I may be affected in two ways. Firstly, I am a case manager in the Medicaid MCO division of a major health insurance company. My job exists due to Medicaid expansions that occurred a couple of years ago. If Medicaid is targeted for budgetary cuts, my job could be in limbo.

Secondly, I was uninsured from 2010 to late 2013. Due to the ACA, I was able to obtain insurance in December 2013 spite of my pre-existing health conditions. Depending on what happens, I may rejoin the ranks of the uninsured in a few years. At this point we can only speculate.

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heron has 40 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Hospice.

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Get ready for ongoing pay cuts and general penny-pinching in the workplace. What do you think those insurance and medicare/medicaid tax dollars pay for? US!

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nothing good can possibly come of this election result. especially in health care. reduced patient care, let them die, it costs less, and of course fewer jobs d/t first thought.

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nrsang97 has 18 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Neuro ICU and Med Surg.

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I have no idea what to expect, and honestly I am scared.

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I would hope that the ACA would not be repealed entirely, but I feel like certain aspects were in trouble regardless of the election results (companies taking themselves out of the insurance exchanges, requiring insurance despite climbing premiums, not seeing the cost savings that was anticipated). I would anticipate thrse aspects to be gone without a replacement in this political climate.

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