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2014 midterm elections: The impact on healthcare reform
Medical Economics

Republicans are predicted to take over the U.S. Senate in this year’s midterm elections, but industry watchdogs aren’t predicting any healthcare shakeups in the next term.

The Washington Post is forecasting that Republicans have an 86% chance of winning a Senate majority in the elections, and that Democrats have less than a 1% chance of taking back the House of Representatives. Specifically, the Post’s model predicts that Democrats will win 193 seats in the House—a drop from the 201 held after the 2012 election and the 199 the party currently holds.