Trump's surprise win last week shocked the world—healthcare industry included. We’ll do our best to guide you through his attempts to "make healthcare great again." Here’s what we know so far:
- Trump promised to repeal Obamacare on Day One. Here’s how he could do so—even without legislative help. Take it all with a grain of salt at this point—many surmise 'Trumpcare' might look pretty familiar, partly because of difficult realities. Here are three major proposals getting attention from conservatives.
- Trump tapped Dubya’s healthcare advisor Andrew Bremberg and healthcare lawyer Paula Stannard to lead his healthcare transition.
- Researchers estimate 18-22M could lose insurance. To quote Secretary Burwell, “I don’t think people want to go back to a place where 20 million Americans lose health insurance.”
- A record number of people (100K) signed up on the exchanges when news of Trump’s impending presidency broke. How are enrollees feeling? Vox's Sarah Kliff talked to them to find out.
- We have yet to learn who will head HHS, “which presides over the FDA, NIH, CDC, and CMS, among other agencies.” Here are the top contenders.
- What does this mean for science—and initiatives like Precision Medicine and Cancer Moonshot (which have mostly bipartisan support)? That’s still unclear—but a lame duck Congress might preserve them.
- Modern Healthcare’s Adam Rubenfire laid out how a Trump presidency could bode well for pharma and devicemakers.
- Trump's concern about regulatory red tape and general support of technology has the industry assuming we won't see increased regulations for digital health.
- Intuity Medical raised $40M to bring blood glucose monitoring system Pogo to US market
- Zipline raised $25M from Sequoia and A16Z for its medical drone deliveries
- Annum Health's super seed of $5M will help them treat the epidemic of heavy drinking
- PillDrill nabbed $3M for their software/hardware medication tracker
- Simple Contacts raised $2M to get your contacts refilled faster
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