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August 27, 2020

Kim Monk quoted in Vox

"What would Trump actually want to do on health care in a second term?" by Dylan Scott

Kim Monk quoted in Dylan Scott's Vox article, "What would Trump actually want to do on health care in a second term?" 

The article reads:

Donald Trump’s second-term health care agenda would hinge on the Supreme Court.

If the Court sides with a group of conservative states that claim the entirety of the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, millions of Americans could lose their health insurance in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic. The White House and Congress would have to try to do something to stop such a calamity.

“If the court knocks down all or part of the law, I think that’s a game changer in terms of what the priorities are,” Kim Monk, a founding partner of Capital Alpha Partners, an investment research firm based out of Washington, DC, told me. “That forces some sort of action or a fight.”

If the Supreme Court upholds the ACA, however, Trump’s health care agenda could become modest — and possibly even bipartisan. The administration has come close to striking deals on bipartisan health care bills with the current Congress, and Trump may be tempted to try to get those across the finish line to secure a more lasting legacy in this policy area.

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