Election Preview: Where the Candidates Stand on Health Care

Independent analysts examine Clinton and Trump proposals

Health care issues may not have made many headlines of late in the presidential campaign, but plans put forth by the two major party candidates could alter the landscape for physicians and patients alike, and in strikingly different ways.

For instance, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton wants to keep the Affordable Care Act alive, making what she sees as needed fixes. Republican nominee Donald Trump wants to kill the ACA and start over with something he says would work better and cost less.

To determine what effect their stances would have on health care in general, the RAND Corp., a nonprofit public policy research institute, drilled deep into the candidates' proposals, offering insight into how the American health care system would fare under their administrations. Backed by the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that supports health care policy research, the RAND report was issued in September.

Read the full article in ACP Advocate.

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