Place your bets: Industry experts guess health reform's fate
No matter where the ruling lands, industry consultants agree the Affordable Care Act's future is uncertain, pivoting on politics, the economy and 2012 election. But the stakes—the fate of a trillion-dollar industry, and massive public programs such as Medicaid and Medicare—are too high for prognosticators to ignore. Some, like Utah's own Leavitt Partners, have made a game of it. The advisory group built by former governor and Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt has a "Health Reform Bracketology" widget that pairs competing "if-then" scenarios into NCAA Tournament-style brackets, which trace to one of several possible outcomes.
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