Trump Releases Healthcare Plans

Posted: Mar 2 2016, 9:15pm CST | by , in News | Latest Political News

Trump Release Healthcare Plans
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Donald Trump has finally laid out his plan for how he will reform the U.S. healthcare system after a huge blow up at the last Republican debate. Up until now, all he has said is that he wants to "repeal and replace Obamacare with something much better."

In the plan, he said he wants a 7-point health care reform plan that first repeals Obamacare, then he will break down state barriers that prevent health insurance from being sold across state lines, and he wants to make health insurance premium payments fully tax deductible.

The reforms are "simply a place to start" according to Trump, who wants to broaden access to health care and make it more affordable while at the same time improving the quality, according to his website.

Trump also said that he wanted to eliminate the rule that every American has to have healthy insurance, even though he went against that at the last debate.

"I like the mandate. Here's where I'm a little bit different. I don't want people dying in the streets," Trump told Anderson Cooper on a February 20 town hall event.

Trump's plan rests on conservative ideals, like converting Medicaid into a block-grant program with the purpose of striving to "eliminate fraud, waste and abuse to preserve our precious resources."

And even though Trump pledge to help Americans who can't afford health insurance would get coverage, he doesn't touch on that idea. Instead it suggests that Trump will "reduce the number of individuals needing access to programs like Medicaid."

"The best social program has always been a job -- and taking care of our economy will go a long way towards reducing our dependence on public health programs," Trump writes in the plan.

Trump links his health care ideas to his immigration reform ideas as well, which is why many Americans first took to him:

"If we were to simply enforce the current immigration laws and restrict the unbridled granting of visas to this country, we could relieve health care cost pressures on state and local governments," Trump proposes in his plan.

The plan also calls for "price transparency" where patients will have to "shop and find the best prices" for their care, which will make it easier to get affordable rates.

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