Investors have yet to put a floor beneath hospital and physician-staffing stocks that plummeted after Donald Trump's election to the presidency. Many provider stocks are down double digits since Tuesday on what executives believe are exaggerated jitters.
The employer-based health insurance market has mostly stayed intact under President Barack Obama. Employers may continue to alter benefits to push costs onto employees and expand HSAs under a Trump administration, but Republicans also may take aim at their tax exclusion.
Industry and regulatory fixes to the ACA marketplaces appear inevitable as impatience and insurer losses escalate.
Several experts called the House GOP manifesto presented by Speaker Paul Ryan a rehash of old conservative ideas that Republicans have never seriously tried to implement.
President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $755 million for cancer research in next year's budget, bringing the total price tag for Vice President Joe Biden's cancer initiative to $1 billion.