4. Will healthcare get tort reform?
Medical malpractice suits may not be an immediate focus for the Trump administration when it comes to healthcare reforms—at least for now. The Affordable Care Act does not address medical malpractice suits, so repealing it won’t affect the situation. However, medical tort reform has been a major cause in the past for Rep. Tom Price, R-Georgia, Trump’s pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services. It wouldn’t be surprising if tort reform becomes a major issue down the road, with benefits spilling over to medical device companies.