Today, the number of Americans without health insurance is at a historic low. The number of uninsured in this country is currently sitting at 8.6 percent. However, Donald Trump intends to change all that.
Trump plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, something Conservatives have been clamoring for ever since it passed.
Either he doesn’t understand what repealing the Affordable Care Act would mean, or he doesn’t care and is just doing it to be popular with Republicans, or he’s doing it on purpose.
The Trump healthcare plan would include repealing Obamacare and replace it with tax deductions and an overhaul of Medicaid. This would be devastating for low income people and families who depend on Medicaid, as well as the millions of people who only have health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act.
Trump’s plan to cut federal spending on Medicaid means that even fewer people will be covered by Medicaid than before.
Altogether, Trump’s plans would result in the number of people without insurance in America rising from 24.9 million up to 44.6 million within the first two years of his first term.
And the only part of the population who would actually see gains in the number of insured from Trump’s plan?
The wealthy. Funny how that is.
Hillary Clinton’s plan would involve not just keeping Obamacare, but improving it. In the current system, not all states have the same wage cutoff for Medicaid, so there are some people who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid in their state, but not enough to qualify for a federal insurance subsidy.
She would have the states expand their Medicaid programs, eliminating the Medicaid gap. Clinton would also introduce tax credits for deductibles and copays not covered by insurance, as well as creating government sponsored insurance plans.
Altogether, Clinton’s healthcare plan would result in an additional 9.1 million Americans gaining health insurance over the first two years of her first term.
Do we want 20 million people to lose insurance, or do we want 9 million more people to have insurance?
The choice is clear.
Listen while Fox News anchor interviews Trump about his stance on Obamacare:
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