The Affordable Care Act isn’t all that affordable, it turns out. Less than two weeks before Election Day, Obamacare’s woes have become a weapon in the hands of Donald Trump and down-ticket Republicans. Hillary Clinton is left saying the problems are real, but fixable. Just tack on a public option, and Obamacare will be good as new.
If she is elected and pushes for a public option, in which individuals purchase a Medicare-like plan on state marketplaces, she could face another HillaryCare fiasco — not just because it won’t fly politically, but because it’s the wrong policy.
Obamacare finally got its moment in the spotlight.
After being largely ignored during the first presidential debate, the Affordable Care Act received a good deal of attention from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Sunday night as they offered competing views on what to do next with the landmark health-care reform law.
After six years of dozens of Obamacare repeal votes, campaign ads in which GOP candidates literally blow the law into smithereens, and a consistent political tenor that has treated the Affordable Care Act as if it was the most divisive piece of legislation passed in American history, Hillary Clinton believes she can bring Republicans to the table to make it better, rather than destroy it.
Or at least, that’s what her advisers say, many of them appearing on panels and mingling at events during the Democratic National Convention attended by lobbyists, advocates and other professionals with vested interests in the law.
If crowdsourcing is any indication, sentiment on health care stocks is bearish, no matter who wins the presidency.
As part of an attempt to democratize investor opinions about the stock market, a New York company called CrowdInvest launched the CrowdInvest Wisdom exchange-traded fund (ticker: WIZE) in April. Mobile app users express bullish or bearish opinions on U.S.-traded stocks, and those votes determine which equities are included in the CrowdInvest Wisdom index, which the ETF tracks.
Hillary Clinton wants you to know that she was doing health care before health care was cool.
“You know, before it was called Obamacare it was called Hillarycare,” Clinton said recently at a rally in Elko, Nev.
It’s a stock line these days in her stump speeches and debates.
Hillary Clinton is attacking rival Bernie Sanders, calling his plan to replace ObamaCare with a socialist single-payer system a “risky deal” and unaffordable. Instead, she says, Dems should back her so she can save ObamaCare.
Not so fast, Hillary.
ObamaCare is on the ropes, and Hillary hasn’t shown us a plan to fix it.
Read more at the New York Post
Hillary Clinton will roll out her fixes to the Affordable Care Act this week, an aide said Sunday, and will do so by hitting Republicans for outright opposing the law.
Attaching herself to one of President Barack Obama’s most consequential legislative achievements, Clinton will use events in Louisiana, Arkansas and Iowa to tout the controversial law’s successes, offering a contrast to Republican presidential hopefuls who oppose the plan.
According to a new report in The National Journal (online, Apr. 12) in 2014 Hillary Clinton urged her fellow Democrats to run on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This fact becomes more compelling in light of Clinton’s 2016 campaign for the U.S. presidency, which is now heating up. In the words of Dylan Scott, of The National Journal, the former First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State, “has run toward the law with arms open.”
Also, according Scott: “Clinton allies hold out hope that the ACA can actually be a political asset as soon as 2016 because the law will have gone through a third enrollment period to boost its sign-up numbers by Election Day.”