Trump victory means new healthcare reform
Trump plans to enact a total healthcare reform as opposed to expanding Obamacare
By Jessica Leydet
This election set the record for new lows in campaigning and media exploitation. Though it became a notorious joke spreading throughout social media, America must now face the reality of accepting Trump as their new president and his plans for the new future of American healthcare.
Sen. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump campaigned opposing plans for the future of America’s healthcare.
Megan Lizotte, data and membership director at the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) shared that if Clinton won, she planned to defend and expand the Affordable Care Act, which covers 20 million people, including immigrants, and expand Medicaid.
Lizotte also explained that Clinton wanted to bring down out-of-pocket costs like copays and deductibles and bring down the cost of prescription drugs, and supported reproductive health including preventive care, affordable contraception, and safe and legal abortion.
“Hillary planned to stand up to Republican-led attacks on this landmark law—and to build on its success to bring the promise of affordable health care to more people and make a ‘public option’ possible. She also supported letting people over 55 years old buy into Medicare,” Lizotte says.
Jeff Johnson, delegate for Michigan Republican Party, shares that Trump plans to wipe out Obamacare completely, and his plans for reform can only begin with Congress. Johnson explains that we can expect this reform to be offered for consideration by Congress on the first official day of the Trump Administration.
“Trump wants to start the process of restoring faith in government and economic liberty to the people. He is going to unplug Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered, market friendly reforms whereas Clinton applauded Obamacare as a stepping stone en route to full-throated socialized medicine,” Johnson says.
According to Trump’s campaign website, DonaldJTrump.com, under policies and healthcare, he has already put together a plan for his healthcare reform, including seven major points.