What the mid-term elections mean for EMS

Forecasting how the Democratic House and GOP Senate will impact drug and healthcare billing, Medicaid expansion and the ACA


By Kim Krenik, government relations director, NAEMT; Terry David, advocacy committee chair, NAEMT; Matt Zavadsky, president-elect, NAEMT

Nov. 6, 2018, shifted the balance of power in the nation’s capital. Democrats gained the majority in the House of Representative and Republicans added to their ranks in the Senate.

As the dust settles, we sought the insight of National Association of Emergency Medical Technician’s Government Relations Director Kim Krenik and Advocacy Committee Chairman Terry David to help explain what the mid-term elections may mean for EMS.

Overall, the Democrats’ takeover of the House changes the dynamic on healthcare issues, which played a prominent role in the mid-term elections. Here’s a look at likely scenarios in the 116th Congress under a Democratic House and GOP Senate.

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