Should Healthcare Companies be Really Concerned about the Overhauling of Obamacare

The U.S. has one of the largest health-care budgets in the world, but unfortunately, due to some reason it consistently fails to convert into a great deal of service.

A sense of uncertainty continues to hover over the US healthcare Act, for the moment though, Obamacare lives. But, even if the GOP manages to pass a new Act, how much of a difference will it make in all the 50 states. Few industry experts may also argue that insurers in some of the smaller regions are pulling out of the exchange due to low-profit margins. Moreover, investors are counting heavily on the congress to introduce a more business-friendly bill. However, things aren’t as ugly as it looks from the outside, on the contrary companies are able to maintain a decent run in the stock market. Government initiatives such as Medicaid and Medicare are more or less helping these companies to maintain their balance despite the recent market fluctuations caused by the political disagreements.

Nonetheless, it is quite obvious to think that the industry is faced with a difficult time as the scuffle over the US healthcare policy is only growing bigger. The group of hardline conservative congressmen ‘House Freedom Caucus’ is still not convinced with the new bill. GOP’s efforts to repeal and replace affordable care act has been revisited, as White House executives struggle to find a consensus to pass the new bill. It is most likely that GOP will pitch harder to win over the conservative groups and to an extent might accept suggestions of improvement.

However, this uncertain environment doesn’t really appear to threaten the healthcare management companies as they have learnt to adapt and survive difficult phases.  Irrespective of the situation, medical companies will continue to do business. Surprisingly, Obamacare have been facilitating some of the underlying interest areas of many of the leading managed care companies operating in the country.  It is quite apparent for them to run into problems but situations were always under control. For instance, some of the companies gained limitlessly from the new low-cost medical services and also from further augmentation of Medicaid, while shielding themselves from legal formalities that could slow down their business. Companies are using strategies that help them branch out services in form of outpatient clinics service, data management and surgical services along with the traditional health insurance. Which is why the business remains unaffected by any external issue.

On the other hand, it is still not clear if replacing the Affordable Care Act will bring all the good news to health-care companies. Dismantling the current act may not necessarily turn out to the liking of the industry possibly creating further instability in the market.

By Anurag Sharma

Delivering high-quality research and consulting projects at tight deadlines remains Anurag Sharma's forte. An experienced market research professional, he has helped business of varied scales make key strategic decisions. Anurag is a specialist in the medical devices market research domain, and has accurately predicted the trends in the market. Anurag is an avid traveller and music aficionado; in his free time, he loves to introspect and plan ahead.

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