Post-Election View of Potential Near-Term Federal Health Policy Agenda

The apparent election of Joe Biden as President will shift the focus and activities of the federal health policy in 2021 and for the next several years, and the ultimate outcome of the Senate races will impact those activities. HFMA has been contemplating the potential effects of the election on federal health policy. This document highlights possible changes involving federal health policy for Medicare, Medicaid, and Affordable Care Act coverage. The approach is high level, given that the choice of the incoming HHS Secretary and CMS leadership team as well as changes in the composition of Congressional committees will also affect the evolution of policy development for these programs over the next several years.