Desired health care differs for Republicans and Democrats
Trump's plan for health care
- Abolition of the Affordable Care Act Trump considers the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, a "terrible disaster". Instead, he wants to focus on reducing the cost of prescription drugs and reforming government-issued health care coverage like Medicare.
- Privatization of Medicare Trump opposes a single-payment health care system, socialized care and Medicare for all. However, he does not want to get rid of Medicare: Instead, he wants to focus on privatizing the system in hopes of expanding coverage for older Americans in rural areas.
- Returns to normal life with COVID-19 Trump believes he acted accordingly when informed of the risks of COVID-19 by banning travel to and from certain countries in Europe and Asia. He is not against masks, but he wants to break down the mask mandate across the country and work to return to normal.
Biden's Health Care Plan
- Holding the Affordable Care Act Since Biden was Vice President when the ACA was implemented, he is, of course, in favor of the law. In addition to just keeping it going, he wants to expand several parts of the coverage for Americans, including care for undocumented immigrants and women seeking contraception and options for ending unwanted pregnancies.
- Expanding Medicare Biden, in complete opposition to Trump, wants to expand Medicare for the 4.9 billion Americans who have no form of coverage. He does not support Medicare for everyone. Instead of simply lowering the prices of prescription drugs, he wants to match them with other countries' prices of prescription drugs.
- Paid maternity leave It may surprise you to know that even though the United States is one of the richest countries in the world, employers are not obliged to offer paid parental leave to their employees. Biden believes it is important to provide a period of paid maternity leave for all U.S. workers.
- Increased protection against COVID-19 Biden wants to increase the mask mandates around the country as well as protection in schools, workplaces and restaurants. While he wants the country to eventually return to normal, he believes that the threat of COVID-19 is far from over and that we must act now to save lives.
If you are an independent or undecided voter this election season, the above breakdown may give you clarity regarding both candidates' care plans. Remember to do your civic duty and vote this year! For more information on care and choosing the right health insurance for yourself and your family, contact Sackett & Associates today.
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