Election day is approaching and unlike me, many of you all are 18 and have the right to vote. Voting is something serious and every vote counts. As you go out to the polls keep these strengths and weaknesses in mind about Health Care Plans from both of our candidates.
In Hilary Clinton’s plan she discusses that she wants improvements for prescription drugs. One of her strengths is that she wants to reduce the cost of prescription drugs. In one year the cost of prescription drugs increased from 2.5% to 12.6%. Reducing the cost of prescription drugs can be a benefit to everyone in America. Even though Hilary has a great plan for Prescriptiom Drugs, she also has a few weaknesses. Her weaknesses involve expanding Medicaid. If she expands Medicaid she believes this will make the environment easier but it will also affect those of low income. I know that it may be hard to supply for those of low income, but we must not forget about them and make their lives worse. Every plan that gets put into play, should be able to provide for people with any income.
Onto our other candidate Donald Trump. Donald’s plan is to get rid of the ACA and start over from scratch. I feel like this is one of the weaknesses of his Health Care Plan. Why would we put our country through even more harm and troubles when it has taken us so long to get to the ACA. There is no need to start over and he should just build on what we already have. In the year 2016, we have no time to try out new plans, we must build on what we already have. With his plans to ditch Obamacare, he does have one good thing in mind. Trump wants to reform mental health programs and institutions. The reformations of these programs are needed. They need a change and they need improvement because many people tend to forget about those who have mental health issues and most times there aren’t good enough programs to provide for people with these issues.
To my fellow HSSP students, do you agree with these strengths and weaknesses, or do you feel the opposite way about them?