Avik Roy Outlines Healthcare's Impact on Midterm Elections

As the 2014 midterm elections near, healthcare could have an impact on voter decisions and campaign efforts, Avik Roy, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, said at the American Health Insurance Plans' National Conferences on Medicare and Medicaid, and Dual Eligibles Summit.

As the 2014 midterm elections near, healthcare could have an impact on voter decisions and campaign efforts, Avik Roy, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, said at the American Health Insurance Plans’ National Conferences on Medicare and Medicaid, and Dual Eligibles Summit.

However, Republicans are no longer campaigning on repealing specific provisions of the Affordable Care Act, he pointed out.

“I think that gives you some indicaition that Republicans, while they still campaign on repealing the ACA, and are depending on voters who are anti-ACA to turn out and vote for them, they’re not necessarily as comfortable talking to specific voters in their states about how they would actually take coverage away from them,” he said.