head shot of Joe Biden Once the coronavirus stimulus package is adopted, Biden may turn to other programs endorsed during the election, including overturning the Trump tax cut and expanding the Medicare program to those age 60 and above.

Now that the 2020 election is over and the transition is taking place it’s time to take a look at health care policy under the new administration. What’s going to happen to the ACA? Can employers count on COBRA subsidies? And what’s the story with price transparency? People keep asking, how is a Biden administration going to treat health care differently than Trump’s administration? Let’s take a deep dive together.

When it comes to health care policy, the Biden administration is likely to focus on solving significant challenges to the health care system, rather than modifying employer-sponsored coverage. Many of the platform positions advocated by the Biden-Harris team do not directly affect employer-sponsored health plans. However, we can get a glimpse of the implications for plans by looking at the Biden platforms generally supports.

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