California Healthline: Obama’s Victory Paves Way for Continued ACA Implementation

President Obama’s victory in Tuesday’s election removes the possibility that the Affordable Care Act will be completely repealed, Reuters reports. However, observers note that challenges to implementing the law still remain.

Throughout the campaign, Obama’s challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), repeatedly vowed to repeal the ACA (Morgan/Yukhananov, Reuters, 11/7). However, with Democrats maintaining their majority in the Senate and Obama winning, opponents of the ACA will face long odds to repeal. As a result, industry experts say Obama’s victory represents an affirmation of the law in the face of opposition, according to Modern Healthcare (Zigmond/Daly, Modern Healthcare, 11/7).

Chris Jennings, a health care adviser to President Clinton, said,

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