Differences Between Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump

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The time to elect the next president of the United States of America has arrived. As with each presidential election cycle the candidates from each party make their intended policies available to the general public. This is done to aid the voters in making an informed decision when it comes time to cast a ballot. Potential voters are encouraged to research each candidate’s stance on a given topic, healthcare for example. Knowing where a candidate stands helps the potential voter to vote for the individual that best represents their ideals. In the upcoming election the candidates representing the two major parties of the United States have very different views on essentially every topic conceivable, including their approach to healthcare. …show more content…
Hillary Clinton supports the continued support and expansion of Obamacare. It is her position, and the position of the current sitting president, that the best way to lower prices is an open market where insurance companies compete for customers. This competition leads to lower prices across the board as consumers will opt to go with the option that is most affordable. Hillary also proposes a public option be added to Obamacare, ostensibly this public option would encourage additional competition in the market place and offer the consumer even more options. Finally, Hillary addresses the ever increasing out-of-pocket expenses consumers are expected to pay as a tenet of her health policy. In the end all of her system design related plans relate back to an open system that drives cost down by increased competition (Hillary For America, …show more content…
Hillary focuses a lot of her proposed health care policy on reducing the cost of prescription drugs. She has numerous suggestions on how this can be accomplished. Her suggestions include: allowing Medicare to negotiate directly with drug companies to achieve lower drug costs for patients, working with the FDA to get generic drugs to market faster, and allowing the consumer to import drugs from foreign countries. The end result of the latter suggestions is to increase competition to lower overall drug costs. Hillary also would like to enact legislation that would allow access to healthcare regardless of immigration status, this would allow those that are not legal residents of this country to purchase health insurance. This legislation could reduce the burden is placed on various health care systems by illegal aliens accessing emergency services for routine health maintenance. Hillary’s plan for healthcare also includes provisions to expanding access in to quality care that is affordable in rural areas of America and defending women’s access to safe reproductive care. In these added provisions Hillary Clinton presents a plan for healthcare that is more comprehensive than the plan put forth by Donald Trump (Hillary For America,

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