Athenahealth CEO: Trump likely to repeal ACA 'around the edges'

Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush said the president-elect likely won't repeal the ACA in its entirety, according to Yahoo.

"If he gets rid of it, it will be around the edges," said Mr. Bush, whose uncle was the 41st president and cousin was the 43rd. "I don't think he's going to get rid of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment Systems and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act and all of the regulations on how care is delivered easily. It either is that they get eased back slightly or they just sit there."

In a separate statement sent to Becker's, Mr. Bush added that it's "highly unlikely healthcare will see any swift changes in the short-term."

"For our part, we at athenahealth are going to take our post-federal energies and focus on cultivating innovation every single day," said Mr. Bush.

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