In the days after our national election, citizens, physicians, and patients alike observed election results that may potentially change the direction of healthcare.
On November 10th, 2016, Donald Trump released a new plan for health reform on his transition website. Read it here.
These are the top-trending, post-election articles among Doximity physicians:
- Day One and Beyond: What Trump’s Election Really Means for the ACA. [Health Affairs Blog]
- Doctors to Donald Trump: First Do No Harm. [STAT]
- Affordable Care Act Enrollment Surges Following Election. [Wall Street Journal]
- Women Rush To Get Long-Acting Birth Control After Election. [NPR]
- 4 Things Trump Can Do to Improve Mental Health Care for Veterans. [STAT]
- Hospitals Ponder Financial Impact of ACA Repeal. [Modern Healthcare]
- Donald Trump and the FDA [Forbes]
- 10 Twitter Experts to Help You Navigate Trump’s Health and Science Policy [STAT]
How the country voted on state healthcare propositions:
- San Francisco, Oakland, Albany, and Boulder passed ballot measures to place a one or two cent-per-ounce tax on sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages. [NPR]
- Colorado passed a ballot initiative allowing physicians to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill adults who want to end their lives. [Kaiser Health News]
- California, Massachusetts, and Nevada legalized recreational marijuana use. [The New York Times]
- Tax increases on cigarettes and vaping devices passed in California, but not in Colorado, North Dakota and Missouri. [Reuters]
- California voted against lowering prescription drug prices. [STAT]
- Florida voted in favor of releasing millions of Zika-fighting mosquitos. [Wired]
- Colorado voted against ColoradoCare, a single-payer healthcare system. [The Colorado Independent]
To read about all of the healthcare propositions, click here.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions of authors expressed in this post do not necessarily state or reflect those of Doximity.