The midterm elections will be held on November 6, 2018, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will surely be a hot topic on campaign trails. Republicans are expected to continue down a path of conveying their belief that the ACA is ineffective and has driven up healthcare costs. Democrats are expected to point out consumer protections that are included in the ACA, such as coverage for pre-existing conditions and essential health benefits. There’s also three important lawsuits to watch which may shape the direction of the ACA regardless of the election outcome.
It’s unclear how each of these lawsuits will play out, but you can expect many Republicans and Democrats to pick sides as these cases progress. It’s hard to believe that it has been 8 ½ years since the ACA became law, and not a day goes by without something ACA-related making the headlines.