How the 2020 Election Could Affect Healthcare

From payments to policies, to prescriptions and rising healthcare costs, the outcome of the 2020 presidential election will influence the future of the U.S. healthcare system.

As we approach the 2020 presidential election, healthcare is definitely top of mind for Americans. According to a recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, approximately 63% of voters surveyed said healthcare is a “very important” issue in deciding their vote for president. Among those voters, employers are becoming more familiar with each candidates’ position to better prepare for how this election may impact their employee benefit offerings.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump have expressed and hold differing views on issues like the Affordable Care Act (ACA), our COVID-19 response, Medicaid, Medicare, prescription drugs, mental health access and more. Of those issues, the ACA’s constitutionality, challenged numerous times under President Trump’s time in office, will be determined by the Supreme Court a week after election day.

Like any election, how and if either candidate’s platform is achieved post-election remains to be seen. Click here to view a detailed chart highlighting each candidate’s position on healthcare and the employee benefits landscape.