2023 Health Policy Outlook - McDermott+Consulting

2023 Health Policy Outlook

The results of the 2022 election brought changes to the makeup of Congress. In the US Senate, Democrats maintained control and gained one seat, with a 51-49 margin. In the US House of Representatives, Republicans gained control with a 222-213 margin (currently 222-212 because of a vacancy).

Changes from one party to another in Congress, even in just one chamber, can mean big changes in policy progress and direction. However, the Senate and the House both have razor thin margins, and with a divided government it will be difficult to pass legislation.

This report provides a look into how those in the healthcare sector should view these outcomes and plan for new dynamics from Capitol Hill and health policy priorities.