Hillarycare: The Slow-Walk to Single-Payer
If you have maintained health insurance over the past few years, you, like millions of other Americans, have been quietly sustaining annual increases in out-of-pocket costs stemming from rising premiums and deductibles under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These cost increases, combined with the announcement that UnitedHealthcare and Humana will exit the majority of Marketplace Exchanges in 2017, beg the question, what will the next President of the United States do to fix our healthcare system?
These issues are critically important when looking at Hillary Clinton’s evolving policy solutions, which largely center on expanding more of our publicly funded healthcare programs. At a recent campaign event, Mrs. Clinton suggested Americans between the ages of 50 and 64 should be able to voluntarily ‘buy in’ to Medicare, a proposal one step short of Bernie Sanders “Medicare for All”, a plan estimated to account for an additional$14 trillion dollars to our national debt over the next ten years.
Heck, Mia. (2016, June 3). Hillarycare: The Slow-Walk to Single-Payer. RealClearHealth. Retrieved from http://www.realclearhealth.com/articles/2016/06/03/hillarycare_the_slow-walk_to_single-payer_109909.html