Trump Administration Impact on Health Care

Curated by Kathryn S. Beard, J.D.
Associate Managing Editor, Current Awareness

What impact will the Donald J. Trump Administration have on health care? Trump campaigned on the promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as health reform or Obamacare. The Congressional leadership and Trump's appointees, including HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D. and CMS Administrator Seema Verma, have stated their intentions to reform Medicaid payments, and changes to Medicare are also possible, both through repeal of the ACA and otherwise.

The Trump Administration will affect health care through new laws and regulations, executive orders, and actions taken or abstained from by executive agencies including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On April 7, 2017, the Senate confirmed Trump's Supreme Court nominee Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, formerly a judge on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. In this lifetime role, Gorsuch will have a lasting impact on the interpretation of health-related laws and regulations.

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. is committed to providing apolitical, timely, and authoritative news and analysis regarding the potential impact Trump’s new administration and the 115th Congress will have on health care. This topic page will include expert analysis written by WK Editorial Staff and leading industry experts, including updates on both proposed and passed legislation, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid.