Politics and Pharmacy

Healthcare is always a hot topic when it comes to politics and elections and this year is no exception. The two leading winners of each party have expressed their opinions and goals many times in regards to healthcare over the past couple of years.

Donald Trump says he plans to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act and replace it with a government-funded universal health care plan. Trump is a little unclear on what his health care plan would look like, but it would be a market-based alternative. Becker’s Hospital Review has an article which unveils Trump’s healthcare policyOther websites have differing Trump plans basically because he answers the questions differently over time.

Hillary Clinton plans to build upon the healthcare plan that Obama started. She wants to expand health care access for rural Americans and work to lower the costs of deductibles, copays and medications. She wants to exempt three doctor’s visits per year from deductibles, provide a refundable tax credit for out-of-pocket health care expenses that are more than 5% of income and block insurance rate increases. Hillary also wants taxpayers to pay for drug research and development, not drug companies among other views.

Sources:

http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/full-interview-trump-on-healthcare-planned-parenthood-and-the-iraq-war-627627587531

https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/health-care/

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/healthcare-reform

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/272918-study-trumps-healthcare-plan-would-cause-21m-people-to-lose-coverage

http://www.ontheissues.org

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