The much-anticipated 2018 midterm elections are over, but the effects on healthcare are lasting. In an interview with Managed Healthcare Executive, CareCentrix CEO, John Driscoll, discusses the top healthcare takeaways from the 2018 midterm elections. “This is good news for providers and patients,” says John. “By flipping the House, Democrats can now protect the ACA provisions that Americans value. America may look polarized politically, but is more united than not in expansion of access.” On the lasting effects of the midterm elections, John said, “Money does not talk—it screams—at the ballot box. An initiative to cap dialysis center profits was defeated in California, with the extraordinary help of over $100 million in industry contribution. DaVita’s market cap soared by over $1 billion in value after the election. In Massachusetts, hospitals invested to defeat a nursing staff ratio ballot question. In both cases, industry outspent their opponents and scored decisive wins.” Read the full article here.