Here is what 600 executives think about health care reform. (Photo: iStock)

While Congress may be hotly engaged in whether to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, health care industry executives are split on whether the debate is affecting their business — as market forces may be having a greater impact, according to a new survey by WEX Health, a health care financial technology platform provider headquartered in Fargo, N.D.

Hundreds of executives from health plans, banks and administrators attended WEX Health’s Partner Conference in Hollywood, Fla. and were asked about the current situation in Washington, D.C. regarding health care reform, and 35 percent said it was positively affecting their business, while 18 percent said it was negatively affecting their business. However, nearly half — 47 percent — said it was not having any impact.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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