As election day comes around we’re all getting quite anxious to vote and see who will be the next leader of our country. The health care plans that both are proposing for this country are one of the biggest factors in this year’s election.
One of the strengths in Clinton’s plan is building upon the ACA. I think that building on a system that has the makings of becoming successful is brilliant. When we look back at history, something like this hasn’t really been done before. By working with a system that has been apart of this country for years, building and improving the ACA would be an easier task than creating a brand new system that would take many more years to start up.
However, a weakness in Clinton’s plan is her idea of importing foreign drugs. Sure some of the drugs that aren’t available in the United States can meet the needs of people that have uncommon conditions, but Clinton is already investing in more research and less advertising of drugs in the U.S. If we are spending money on drug research, I don’t think we should be spending more money on foreign drugs.
On the other hand, a strength that Trump proposes is buying health insurance across state lines. I think that citizens have the right to purchase health insurance through any state, because isn’t having health insurance in general what the country needs? Although I don’t really know the downside of this idea, by opening up these options I believe that it is beneficial for both country and people.
A weakness that I see in Trump’s plan is his idea of removing the ACA. By starting over and forming a new health plan we’re just repeating history AGAIN. Why not work with a system that has been working? If Trump were to be president his plan and effort on health insurance would not take flight. It takes too long for a plan for health insurance to be put together and enforced. Starting over with a new health plan will not meet the needs of the country, but maybe if he revised and put his ideas into ACA it might be reasonable.