In which John Green compares the healthcare plans of U.S. Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. For more information about health and health care policy, check out Health Care Triage.
SOURCES & FURTHER READING:
Rand’s analysis of the reform proposals of Clinton and Trump are nicely summarized here.
A single-payer health care system would not, in and of itself, magically bring costs in the U.S. down to 10% of GPD, as explained by Aaron Carroll here.
Trump’s plan to allow insurance companies to sell policies across state lines is extremely controversial among health policy experts.
The Wikipedia article on Health care in the United States is also excellent.
And lastly, this comparison tool from the Commonwealth Fund is pretty cool. It allows you to see side-by-side what Clinton and Trump have proposed to deal with various problems with the health care system.
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