Trump Plan Sticks To Pillars Of Conservative Health Policy
One of the few areas where GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump deviates from Republican mainstays in his health care proposal is his call to allow for drugs to be imported to cut down on costs.
The Associated Press:
Does Trump Have A Health Care Plan? Does It Matter?
Donald Trump's evolving ideas on health care do not amount to a full plan, and some proposals could mean new political and policy dilemmas for the Republican presidential front-runner and his party. (Alonso-Zaldivar, 3/3)
Trump Health Plan Recycles GOP Staples And Adds A Populist Wrinkle
Republican front-runner Donald Trump released a seven-point plan to change the country’s health care system that includes several familiar GOP proposals and one that puts him in agreement with, believe it or not, Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders. Right off the bat, Trump calls for the elimination of the Affordable Care Act, ringing the repeal bell that has been popular among a wide swath of Republicans and that has fueled dozens of votes to overturn Obamacare in Congress, including another failed attempt when lawmakers reconvened first thing in January. (Hensley, 3/3)
Donald Trump's Health Plan Included Just One Number. Here's What's Wrong With It.
When Donald Trump put out his health care plan late Wednesday, he mentioned just one number: $11 billion. He claims that’s the annual cost of providing health care to undocumented immigrants — and an opportunity for big savings, if those here illegally could just be deported or prevented from coming to the United States in the first place. But experts say that’s nonsense. (Robbins, 3/3)
Los Angeles Times:
Trump Promised A 'Beautiful' Healthcare Plan, But It's Pretty Basic
Donald Trump has at various times promised a healthcare plan that would be “beautiful,” “terrific” and “unbelievable.” But the healthcare outline his campaign released Wednesday mostly highlights standard, if vague, Republican proposals, several of which conservatives themselves say will have little impact on patients’ health or their pocketbooks. (Levey, 3/3)
Trump's Health Care Plan: What He Promises And What It Really Says
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump proudly said he supports health care policies that Republicans don't usually embrace. Over the past few months, he said he wants to protect people with pre-existing conditions and likes the individual mandate requiring everyone to get health insurance. He also said he supports letting Medicare negotiate drug prices and wants to prevent people from dying in the street. (Luhby, 3/3)
The Fiscal Times:
After Stumbling Badly Over Health Care, Trump Now Has A Plan
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida mocked billionaire Donald Trump at the last GOP presidential debate for failing miserably to explain his plans for repealing and replacing Obamacare, other than to encourage interstate competition among insurers to expand the availability of reasonably priced coverage. (Pianin, 3/3)