Healthcare is something that many people and media outlets have not been talking about this political season, and Donald Trump’s proposed plan is set to make several million people in the nation very angry, as opposed to Hillary Clinton’s planned expansion.
According to a report by the Wisconsin Gazette, a new study has revealed that as many as 20 million people could lose their healthcare coverage if Donald Trump were to take office and implement his new health plan to taxpaying citizens.
To help you get some perspective on the current stats, the uninsured rate in America before Obamacare was around 50 million people. But now, that number has been shattered, and the new uninsured rate is below 8.6 percent, breaking all records in the category.
— Progressive USA (@NeverMoreBUSH) September 24, 2016
That signature legislative achievement by current President Barack Obama has yielded unprecedented results, but the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is at stake with this current election cycle if Donald Trump should be elected President.
On several occasions, the Republican led house has passed legislation to repeal Obamacare, but it has been met with substantial veto power. Now that the Republicans control the Senate, there is a better than good chance that Obamacare would be repealed if a Republican President were elected.
The differences between the two presidential frontrunners are like night and day. Donald Trump has vowed to repeal Obamacare and replace it with Trumpcare, which would essentially be a tax deduction for people to use to help offset the cost of their medical insurance coverage. In effect, that does little to nothing to help the lower class, but rather stands to benefit the upper class to enormous degrees.
Hillary Clinton has taken a clearly different approach to how she would handle healthcare if she were elected. Not only would she be keeping Obamacare, but she would be expanding it to include additional government support. There is also talk among the elected party officials that they want to reintroduce the Public Option back into Obamacare, which was a key piece of the legislation that essentially allows all citizens to opt in to government healthcare coverage if they cannot afford private market insurance.
Both Trump and Clinton’s healthcare proposals have been evaluated through a new study conducted by the RAND Corporation, and the results are staggering to say the least.
Under the Donald Trump plan, people with poor health are the ones who are most likely to suffer the most and the costs of the plan would not be enough to sustain the effects of a repeal of Obamacare. So much so that the same group of people who are uninsured right now under the current plan, which is 2.1 million, would rise to 7.1 million under Donald Trump’s plan.
The study concluded that the number of uninsured Americans (right now 24.9 million) would increase to 44.6 million under a Donald Trump presidency. It also concluded that the only people who gain coverage at all are the ones who have “higher incomes.”
— MedShadow Foundation (@Med_Shadow) September 8, 2016
But the study had much different results for the Hillary Clinton plan, which would include a tax credit for copayments and deductibles. Clinton would also bring the Public Option back to the table for further debate.
The study concluded that under a Hillary Clinton presidency, the number of uninsured Americans would drop from 24.9 million to 15.8 million, which is a staggering 9.1 million people who would get coverage.
That study also did not include the fact the Hillary Clinton would work on a plan that would allow middle-aged men to buy into Medicare or her plans to expand Medicaid, which would eliminate even more people from the uninsured list.
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