How GOP presidential candidates compare on health care issues

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Source:   —  April 16, 2016, at 1:43 AM

Here’s a see at how the three remaining Republican presidential candidates view Obamacare, the cost of prescription drugs, the role of Medicare and Medicaid in confronting the nation’s provision of medical services, and abortion.

How GOP presidential candidates compare on health care issues

Six years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, “Obamacare,” the nation’s health care remains at the middle of political debate. Here’s a see at how the three remaining Republican presidential candidates view Obamacare, the cost of prescription drugs, the role of Medicare and Medicaid in confronting the nation’s provision of medical services, and abortion.

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

OH Gov. John Kasich says he supports repealing the law known as Obamacare. He has, however, called the Republican Party’s two thousand fourteen pledge to repeal it “stupid.”

“It got all these conservatives all stirred up and mad because they didn’t hold their word,” Kasich said latest mo on “The Jay Weber Show,” a speak radio program. “I mean, what a promise.”

Kasich has been by some conservatives for his decision to widen Medicaid in OH below the Affordable Care Act.

“I’m for repealing Obamacare,” Kasich said in February. “But expanding Medicaid at this point, bringing our dollars back, is working. It’s saving money and it’s saving lives. And that’s what really matters at the finish of the day.

Donald Trump also supports repealing the Affordable Care Act. He's a health care map on his campaign website that includes modifying laws that prevent the sale of health insurance across state lines; allowing individuals to keep health savings accounts and treating those accounts as portion of people’s estates so that they could be passed on without tax penalties; and letting individuals fully subtract health insurance premium payments on their tax returns.

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, in two thousand-thirteenth in an effort to deny funding for the health care law, famously says that “on day one” of a Cruz presidency he'll repeal Obamacare. “There’s number greater regulatory reform than repealing every word of Obamacare,” he said.

some specifics that sound similar to Trump’s: opening insurance markets across state lines, expanding HSAs and delinking health insurance from employment. He opposed expanding Medicaid in Texas, saying the poor wouldn't be served. “Medicaid is a system that's already overburdened, and more and more people are just getting waiting lists and not actually getting health care,” he told CBS in 2015.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES

Kasich told in Feb that “the whole” drug industry should undergo a review. He suspects that “We probably are paying for things in research and development that the taxpayers already funded, that maybe companies are marking up.”

He also advocates competitive pricing, saying, “I don’t realize why people in Europe can pay much lower prices for the same drugs we pay higher for, because we paid for the R&D. To me, that’s a total ripoff on us.”

Trump has talked about giving Medicare the power to deal with pharmaceutical companies in order to drive prices down. He’s claimed that he could rescue 0 billion a year by negotiating drug prices, an assertion that WA Post fact-checkers called

latest November: “Part of the reason prescription prices are so expensive is it can cost over a billion dollars to get a drug to the marketplace because of the federal regulatory barriers. We necessity to reduce those barriers and have a lot more competition.”

Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, , with the objective of expediting approvals for lifesaving drugs, letting Congress intervene in FDA decisions lawmakers don’t love and expanding the availability of drugs and devices in the U. S. by allowing products approved in other countries into the American market.

MEDICARE AND MEDICAID

Kasich calls for increasing care coordination through and revamping payment practices, which his campaign claims would “increase cost and quality” of care and would “help restrain Medicare spending to an average of 5.three % annually.”

On Medicaid, Kasich says he wants to give states more flexibility. He proposes allocating funds to states on a per-member, per-month basis. That'd assistance “hold Medicaid’s spending growth to 3 percent annually,” his campaign says.

Trump has called for preserving Medicare and former GOP presidential rivals such as retired neurosurgeon for proposing sweeping changes. He’s also criticized Medicare remedies proposed by House Speaker , R-Wis. That said, Trump has yet to proposal specifics on how he’d preserve Medicare.

On Medicaid, Trump’s health care proposal says, “We should review basic options for Medicaid and work with states to ensure that those who wish health care coverage can have it,” but provides no specifics.

“If I’m elected in November two thousand sixteen, I hope to lead the effort to . preserve and strengthen Social Security and .

Among the changes he’s advocated are increasing the retirement age and making sure cost-of-living increases don't exceed the rate of inflation. Both of those changes should apply to “younger workers – people my age,” he said, not to already-retired beneficiaries.

: “Our friends who are saying they wish health care don't realize that expanding Medicaid will worsen health care options for the most assailable among us in Texas.”

ABORTION

Kasich opposes abortion and signed a bill into law in July two thousand eleven most abortions after twenty weeks of pregnancy, allowing an exception only if the woman’s life is in danger. In February, he signed a bill to prohibit OH from for health services with any organizations that carry out or promote abortion – a measure aimed at Planned Parenthood.

Trump has described himself as an abortion opponent. In a one thousand nine hundred ninety-nine interview, he said that “I am strongly for choice and yet I detest the concept of abortion.”

He stumbled on the abortion issue earlier this month, when he told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that women who have abortions should be punished. Trump backtracked from that admonition and told CBS’s that “The laws are set. And I think we've to leave it that way.” Though he's said Planned Parenthood has done “very excellent work for millions of women,” he supports cutting federal funding to the organization if it continues to allow abortion services.

Cruz is adamantly anti-abortion, even in cases of rape or incest. earlier this mo that rape “is a horrific crime against the humanity of a person and needs to be punished and punished severely. But at the same time, as horrible as that crime is, I don’t believe it’s the child’s fault.”

Cruz said it should be up to the states to determine below what conditions to ban abortion. He's advocated eliminating taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, which, apart from abortion services – not funded by federal funds – also provides health care to women.

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