Here is a simple outline to breakdown our candidates advertised views on health care. These views are according to each candidates campaigns as states online and during interviews.
Democratic Party: Hillary Clinton
- Supporter of the Affordable Care Act: Clinton’s ideas all sustain the same ideal of the Act enforced by President Obama and she plans to make her own changes as well. These changes include furthering the aid to those on the exchange, offering up to a $5,000 tax credit per family, and ensure that families will not be spending more than 8.5% of their income on healthcare.
- Incentivize states to expand Medicaid. So far this change will be continuing the promise to states made by Obama to have a 100% match in the first three years while she continues to find other incentives.
- Improve enrollment methods to make them more acceptable to people.
- Pursue healthcare availability for immigrants regardless of their status.
- Reduce costs of prescription drugs.
Republican Party: Donald Trump
- Remove the policies of the Affordable Care Act.
- Looks to Congress to instate a number of new reforms to the way healthcare is run:
- Make all insurance policies that adhere to a state’s requirements able to be sold over state lines.
- Make premiums fully tax deductible.
- Reform HSA’s to be tax free and allowed to accumulate.
- Require price-transparency for all health services.
- Widen the drug providers that are allowed into the free market.