Affordable Care Act

Obamacare And The Next President

Published on April 27, 2016

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Where do trump, kasich, cruz, rubio, clinton and sanders stand on obamacare?

As campaign season heats up, we wanted to take some time to examine the different candidates for president and how they feel about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as “Obamacare.”

 

THIS ARTICLE IS NOT INTENDED TO BE POLITICAL.

 

For each candidate, we first examined the health care reform plans they have on their web sites. We then took their plans and created a grid that highlights areas where candidates agree and disagree or have differences.

Let’s start with the Republicans:

Candidate/
Reform Plan
The Trump Plan
(Link)
Ted Cruz’s Plan 
(Link)
The Rubio Plan (Link)
The Kasich Plan
(Link)
Interstate
Competition
Yes
Yes
Yes
Not Found
Refundable
Tax Credits
Yes
Not Found
Yes
Not Found
Health Savings
Accounts (HSAs)
Yes
Not Found
Yes
Not Found
Provider Price
Transparency
Yes
Not Found
Not Found
Yes
Value-Based
Insurance
Not Found
Not Found
Not Found
Yes
International
Competition for Rx Drugs
Yes
Not Found
Not Found
Not Found
“Block Grant”
Medicaid to the States
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

SEE eHealth’s LIST OF QUESTIONS FOR THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES
Now, let’s look at the Democrats.
The Democrats are a little easier, because there are only two, and their ideas are quite different from one-another.
Here is a side-by-side comparison of how their ideas break down.

Candidate/Reform Plan
Hillary Clinton
(link)
Bernie Sanders 
(link)
Single-Payer
Healthcare System
No
Yes
Expansion of ACA Health
Insurance Tax Credits
Yes
Not Found
New Incentives to
Expand Medicaid
Yes
Not Found
Increase funding to promote
Navigators and Exchanges
Yes
Not Found
Expand Access to Health
Care for Non-Citizens
Yes
Not Found
Create a “Public Option” to
compete with private insurance
companies
Yes
Not Found
Lower Rx Drugs Prices
Yes
Not Found
Value-Based Insurance
Yes
Not Found

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