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    Which presidential candidate would be best for health care?

    Urology Times reached out to three urologists (selected randomly) and asked them each the following question: Which presidential candidate would be best for health care?

    “I have difficulty seeing any real upside between the two candidates, from the physician perspective in general, or urology in particular. The lesser degree of uncertainty would be with Hillary Clinton because I think you would see a continuation of substantially the same policies that have been in place the last 8 years—in other words, expansion of the Affordable Care Act. It’s certainly open to debate whether that’s a good thing, but I think there would be a greater degree of predictability.

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    On the opposite side of the aisle, I hear relatively nonspecific promises regarding doing away with the ACA—short on specifics, long on uncertainty. If you’re not an ACA fan, there may be some upside there. But the plans, as they exist, seem incompletely defined and therefore impossible to make any predictions from.

    I don’t think much of anything is likely to change as long as it’s a divided government type of scenario. The efforts to legislatively repeal the ACA have basically been theatrical because they have no chance of actually succeeding. Those efforts would likely continue, but again pretty much theatrics.”

    Justin Sausville, MD

    Elkton, MD

    Next: "Hillary Clinton would probably keep it more of the same; I have no idea what Donald Trump would do."

    Karen Nash
    Karen Nash is a medical reporter and media consultant based in Monroeville, PA.


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