Last week, communications firm ReviveHealth and Catalyst Healthcare Research released results from another survey of healthcare executives. Among the findings:
Cowart notes if Romney is elected, the "artwork" will be in separating out HIX from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act without necessarily eliminating them. "I believe that exchanges will continue," he says. But, Cowart notes, the Senate elections can influence that outcome as well.
"If Romney is elected, but the Democrats still control the Senate, in that case the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act becomes much more problematic," he says. "Republicans have to run the table to have a clean repeal and replace, so it's not just the presidential race that matters. And the Senate races are close, too."