Trump Health Plan Recycles GOP Staples And Adds A Populist Wrinkle

(By – Scott Hensley, NPR News, via Kaiser Health News)

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

The prime target is the individual mandate, the requirement that almost every American have or buy health insurance — or pay a penalty. “No person should be required to buy insurance unless he or she wants to,” the Trump proposal declares. Read more…

 

 

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