Pre⁠existing conditions

Pre⁠existing conditions

by Philip F. Jacobus, CEO | February 05, 2020
By the White House from Washington, DC - State of the Union 2020, Public Domain
I see that President Trump was acquitted today. I guess that's not a surprise.

Last night during the State of the Union address President Trump told us that he was going to protect coverage for preexisting conditions, but I also understand there is a court battle trying to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

What's going to happen with healthcare is anybody's guess. What impact will it have on the medical equipment industry? How will it impact hospitals?

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A lot of my friends believe that although the president is impulsive, at the end of the day he's making a positive impact on the country and the economy. There are others who feel that his impulsiveness means that there could be unforeseen consequences.

I believe that John Q. Public cares a lot about healthcare. Regular people worry about getting older and whether or not the demands on the healthcare industry will exceed healthcare's ability to meet the needs of the general public.

I'm hoping that the president feels empowered and takes his time and comes up with a plan that is well considered. If not, I'm afraid that in another few years we'll have to revamp healthcare all over again.

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About Phil Jacobus

Phil Jacobus has been involved in health care since 1977, when he visited China to sell equipment. He has done business in 35 countries and still travels extensively. Phil is active in charity, helps rural clinics and always tries to help DOTmed users when he can.

Phil is a founding member of IAMERS and a member of AHRA, HFMA, AAMI and the Cryogenic Society of America. He has contributed to a number of magazines and journals and has addressed trade groups.

Phil's proudest achievement is that he has been happily married to his wife Barbara since 1989, who helped him found DOTmed in 1998.

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