#USVotes16 – Who stands on what for #Healthcare Issues

on October 25, 2016

It’s two weeks until election day and we’re continuing to look at the different issues that are the focus of the election campaign. 

Today, we’re looking at health issues.

Using the site isidewithwe’ve looked at the key issues that millions of Americans face today and those that are at the forefront of debate in the final weeks of the election.

If possible, we’ve sourced (And provided and original link) to the quote that supports their public beliefs for that given subject. If there is not direct quote, we’ve given a general yes/no look of their view along with a link to where you can read more about that given issue.


Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Donald Trump: No, open the markets so insurers can compete across state lines and reduce costs. (S)

Modify existing law that inhibits the sale of health insurance across state lines. As long as the plan purchased complies with state requirements, any vendor ought to be able to offer insurance in any state. By allowing full competition in this market, insurance costs will go down and consumer satisfaction will go…”

Hillary Clinton: Yes. (S)

 “This is a very important point in this debate, because I do believe in universal coverage. Remember, I fought for it 25 years…”


Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs?

Donald Trump: Yes. (S)

“Modify existing law that inhibits the sale of health insurance across state lines. As long as the plan purchased complies with state requirements, any vendor ought to be able to offer insurance in any state. By allowing full competition in this market, insurance costs will go down and consumer satisfaction will go…

Hillary Clinton: Yes, and the government should regulate the price of all prescription drugs. (S)

“Over the past year, we’ve seen far too many examples of drug companies raising prices excessively for long-standing, life-saving treatments with little or no new innovation or…”


Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

Donald Trump: Yes, but only for medical use. (S)

“I mean if you look — I’m all for medical marijuana…”

Hillary Clinton: Yes, but only for medical use. (S)

” I have to say I think we need to be very clear about the benefits of marijuana use for medicinal…”


Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)? 

Donald Trump: Yes. (S)

“We have to help them through the Medicaid system,” Trump told Mehmet Oz, the host of a popular daytime television show and a cardiothoracic surgeon at Columbia University Medical Center. “People have said that’s not the right thing to say. But there is a fairly large percentage who can’t afford.”

Hillary Clinton: Yes. (S)

Hillary will fight for health insurance for our lowest income residents living in every state across the nation. Hillary will follow President Obama’s proposal to allow any state that signs up for the Medicaid expansion to receive a 100 percent match for the first three years, and she will continue to look for other ways to incentivize states to expand Medicaid to meet the health needs of their most vulnerable…”

Award-winning journalist based in Birmingham UK. Data Editor @ Birmingham Eastside and owner of @UKbynumbers. Contact me: @Loftysandro or data@birminghameastside.com

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