From Obamacare to Trumpcare: Questions for digital health

The President-elect has repeatedly vowed to repeal the ACA on his first day in office. Will we see a complete revamp, or will he pick it apart and keep the pieces he likes? The water is murky and answers are forthcoming, but we can be certain of one thing—a shift in healthcare legislation as we move from a Democratic to Republican House.

Much of the discussion thus far has been speculative and focused on larger players in the healthcare game. We wanted to bring the conversation back to you—the ones who will continue to innovate no matter the political climate. Bill Evans, Rock Health’s Managing Director, recently sat down with two individuals who are deeply involved at the intersection of healthcare and technology in order to frame the key questions to be asking at this time. They discussed the business opportunities that may arise and focused on how to amplify the entrepreneur’s voice in this soon-to-be changing environment.

Are you a digital health founder with questions about what the future of healthcare could look like for you and your business? This conversation is just getting started—let us know here.

Jamie Robinson is a professor of health economics in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley and holds the Leonard D. Schaeffer Endowed Chair in Health Economics and Policy. He is also the Director of the Berkeley Center for Health Technology, which supports research and professional education projects for innovative technologies. He has published three books and over 120 papers in scientific and policy journals.

Christina Farr is a Senior Writer at Fast Company who specializes in health and technology. With a focus on genetics, biotechnology, wearables, workplace culture, and health IT, she has spent a great deal of time speaking with experts and founders in the digital health space. Follow her on Twitter.