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  2. Trump vs. Clinton on Health Care: Their Differences Are Clear

    By Tony Lee Jul 19, 2016
    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week, reporting on events relevant to the HR profession. SHRM is the only HR organization at the convention and has a contingent, led by Henry G. “Hank” Jackson, SHRM president and CEO, representing SHRM members and the HR profession. SHRM will be at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week.

    For SHRM’s complete coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention, click​ here.​​​​​​​
    CLEVELAND—Of all the issues debated by the Trump and Clinton campaigns, few offer a clearer picture of the candidates’ philosophical differences than health care coverage. While Hillary Clinton says her goal is to preserve and build on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Donald Trump has made clear his intention is to repeal current legislation and replace it with a system that requires less federal government support.

    For HR professionals, understanding the differences between the candidates’ positions should help to inform and influence their choice in November, based on their own health care priorities and those of their organizations.

    “By monitoring the presidential candidates’ positions on employer-sponsored health benefits, HR can better understand how they stand on such issues as the tax treatment of health benefits, the impending excise tax on high-value plans, wellness programs and the definition of full-time [employee],” said Chatrane Birbal, a government relations senior advisor at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

    Health care policies also have a rising impact on talent acquisition strategies, as job candidates say the quality of employer-provided medical coverage is a top consideration when evaluating job offers, reports CareerBuilder, which adds that this concern ranks especially high among Millennials.

    “Employer-sponsored health benefits are critical to recruiting and retaining a talented workforce, so any health care reform legislation must support employer flexibility and innovative strategies and preserve the favorable tax treatment of employer-sponsored coverage,” said Mike Aitken, SHRM’s vice president of government affairs.

    To evaluate Trump’s health care plans, look no further than his campaign website, which outlines the following key components of his health care reform proposal:

    Repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
    Institute a cap on employer-tax exclusion for health care.
    Seek medical malpractice reform.
    Expand employer-sponsored wellness programs.

    Other aspects of health care reform that Trump has proposed so far include lowering trade barriers to allow overseas drug makers to sell in the U.S., requiring greater transparency from doctors and hospitals on pricing, and allowing health insurance to be sold across state lines. Trump also proposes state block grants for Medicaid while promising to improve Medicare by “making the country rich.”

    Across the aisle, Clinton and her legislative supporters seek to defend and expand the ACA. They also propose to control prescription drug prices by holding drug companies more accountable, and she says she would expand pricing disclosure requirements for doctors and hospitals, according to her campaign website. Clinton also is a supporter of new incentives to encourage states to expand Medicaid, and she supports allowing U.S. individuals ages 50 and older to purchase Medicare coverage. She is in favor of elevating mental health treatment to be on par with physical health coverage. On the issue of selling health insurance across state lines, Clinton has said she has an open mind, but that this topic isn’t currently part of the Democratic party platform.​​

    To see a full comparison of how both candidates stand on health care issues, please review the following charts provided by each campaign:​​​​

    ​Donald Trump’s Health Care Reform Plan:

    Repeal ACA
    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.
    Tax deductible health insurance premium payments. Allow individuals to fully deduct health insurance premium payments from their tax returns under the current tax system.
    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.
    Price transparency. 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 procedure.
    Reform mental health programs. 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.
    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.
    Remove barriers to entry into free markets for drug providers that offer safe, reliable and cheaper products. 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.

    Source: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/healthcare-reform


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