Clinton Likely To Make Health Care A Major Theme At Convention
Stat raises five questions about how the issue will play at this week's Democratic National Convention. Other media outlets look at what health care will look like under a new president and how Hillary Clinton's Medicare buy-in plan might appeal to insurers and employers.
5 Health And Medicine Issues To Watch For At The Democratic Convention
Hillary Clinton led a health care reform effort in the 1990s, promoted medical research as a senator, and has been bashing price-hiking drug companies on the campaign trail and in TV ads. So there’s every reason to expect her to make health care a major theme when she accepts the Democratic presidential nomination in Philadelphia on Thursday night. (Nather, 7/25)
What Will Happen With Healthcare Policy Under President Trump ... Or ... Clinton
The November elections surely won't end the nonstop, eight-year political war over the shape of the U.S. healthcare system. But the ballot results likely will determine whether the changes driven by the Affordable Care Act continue in the same direction or the system returns to its less-regulated, pre-ACA contours. (Meyer, 7/23)
Clinton Medicare Buy-In Plan May Appeal To Insurers, Employers
Employers and insurers might benefit if Democrat Hillary Clinton were to win the presidency and persuade Congress to expand Medicare, policy experts say. Clinton supports allowing people to buy into the federal health program for senior citizens and those with disabilities at age 55, a decade earlier than usual. The potential for corporate backing for a Medicare expansion likely would depend on how a future president and Congress shaped such a proposal. Clinton’s platform doesn’t spell out the details. America’s Health Insurance Plans, a trade group for the health insurance industry, declined to comment, saying officials are waiting for more information. (Young, 7/22)