Donald J. Trump Positions:
March 2016, "Healthcare Reform to Make America Great Again," Donald J. Trump
"Obamacare has raised the
economic uncertainty of every single person residing in this country....The
damage done will be difficult to repair unless the next President and
a Republican congress lead the effort to bring much-needed free market
reforms to the healthcare industry.
We will work with
Congress to make sure we have a series of reforms ready for
implementation that...will broaden healthcare access, make healthcare more affordable and improve the quality of the care available to all Americans.
reform effort must begin with Congress....Our elected representatives in the House and Senate must:
repeal Obamacare. Our elected representatives must eliminate the
individual mandate. No person should be required to buy insurance unless
he or she wants to.
2. Modify existing law that inhibits the sale
of health insurance across state lines. As long as the plan purchased
complies with state requirements, any vendor ought to be able to offer
insurance in any state. By allowing full competition in this market,
insurance costs will go down and consumer satisfaction will go up.
individuals to fully deduct health insurance premium payments from
their tax returns under the current tax system. Businesses are allowed
to take these deductions so why wouldn’t Congress allow individuals the
same exemptions? As we allow the free market to provide insurance
coverage opportunities to companies and individuals, we must also make
sure that no one slips through the cracks simply because they cannot
afford insurance. We must review basic options for Medicaid and work
with states to ensure that those who want healthcare coverage can have
4. Allow individuals to use Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Contributions into HSAs should be tax-free and should be allowed to
accumulate. These accounts would become part of the estate of the
individual and could be passed on to heirs without fear of any death
penalty. These plans should be particularly attractive to young people
who are healthy and can afford high-deductible insurance plans. These
funds can be used by any member of a family without penalty. The
flexibility and security provided by HSAs will be of great benefit to
all who participate.
5. Require price transparency from all
healthcare providers, especially doctors and healthcare organizations
like clinics and hospitals. Individuals should be able to shop to find
the best prices for procedures, exams or any other medical-related
6. Block-grant Medicaid to the states. Nearly every
state already offers benefits beyond what is required in the current
Medicaid structure. The state governments know their people best and can
manage the administration of Medicaid far better without federal
overhead. States will have the incentives to seek out and eliminate
fraud, waste and abuse to preserve our precious resources.
barriers to entry into free markets for drug providers that offer safe,
reliable and cheaper products. Congress will need the courage to step
away from the special interests and do what is right for America. Though
the pharmaceutical industry is in the private sector, drug companies
provide a public service. Allowing consumers access to imported, safe
and dependable drugs from overseas will bring more options to consumers.
reforms outlined above will lower healthcare costs for all Americans.
They are simply a place to start. There are other reforms that might be
considered if they serve to lower costs, remove uncertainty and provide
financial security for all Americans. And we must also take actions in
other policy areas to lower healthcare costs and burdens. Enforcing
immigration laws, eliminating fraud and waste and energizing our economy
will relieve the economic pressures felt by every American
Providing healthcare to illegal immigrants costs
us some $11 billion annually. If we were to simply enforce the current
immigration laws and restrict the unbridled granting of visas to this
country, we could relieve healthcare cost pressures on state and local
To reduce the number of individuals needing
access to programs like Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program
we will need to install programs that grow the economy and bring
capital and jobs back to America. 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.
we need to reform our mental health programs and institutions in this
country. Families, without the ability to get the information needed to
help those who are ailing, are too often not given the tools to help
their loved ones. There are promising reforms being developed in
Congress that should receive bi-partisan support.
reform healthcare in America, we need a President who has the leadership
skills, will and courage to engage the American people and convince
Congress to do what is best for the country. These straightforward
reforms, along with many others I have proposed throughout my campaign,
will ensure that together we will Make America Great Again."
Donald J. Trump Positions:
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Trump 7 points on Healthcare Reform include: Allow sale of health insurance across state lines, competition will lower costs and increase consumer satisfaction. Allow tax free Health Savings accounts that can be used by entire families. Block grant Medicaid to states, remove fed. overhead. $11 billion now spent on illegal alien healthcare raises costs for all Americans
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