The 2016 Presidential election is only two days away and, like me, many of you are anxious and passionate about the results. One of the biggest points of difference in the two candidates’ ideas is their plan for the future of healthcare.
One of the strengths of Hillary Clinton’s healthcare plan is her determination to build on and better the ACA already in place. The ACA has been in progress for a much longer time than most Americans know, and personally I feel that it is much more feasible to work on fixing the parts of Obamacare that are broken than to start completely from scratch. One of the weaknesses of her plan is to reduce out-of-pocket costs for healthcare; although this seems like a good thing, the deficit would have to be made up for somehow. This would likely be through raised taxes, which most Americans would not support.
One of the strengths of Donald Trump’s healthcare plan is his plan to make costs of health insurance transparent and give people the options of buying across state lines. This would lower costs through greater competition and allow people to find plans that better fit their lives and their needs. One of the weaknesses of his healthcare plan is to cut funding for Planned Parenthood; Planned Parenthood does much more than offer safe, affordable abortions. It also offers education about reproduction, many health screenings, birth control, and more. His intent to take away all of this only shows his lack of knowledge and understanding of what Planned Parenthood truly is.
Do you agree with these strengths and weaknesses? Do you feel that any of these “strengths” are actually weaknesses, or vice versa?