Commonwealth Fund Reports Detail Impacts of Clinton and Trump Health Reform Proposals

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<p>By now, it’s well known that if elected president, Hillary Clinton would maintain and modify the Affordable Care Act while Donald Trump would seek to repeal and replace the law. Much less known, however, is how these two very different approaches are likely to affect Americans’ insurance coverage, their health care costs, and the federal deficit.</p><p>The Commonwealth Fund recently commissioned analysts with the RAND Corporation to crunch the numbers and find out how some of the candidates’ proposals would affect health care in the U.S. You can now learn all about the findings in two new Commonwealth Fund reports, our online comparison tool, and a summary on the Fund’s <em>To the Point </em>blog.</p>
<p>In modeling the candidates’ proposals, RAND’s Christine Eibner and her team found that Clinton’s would increase the number of people with health coverage, while Trump’s would decrease the number. The analyses also show lower out-of-pocket costs for consumers under the Clinton plan and higher out-of-pocket costs under the Trump plan.</p> Read more