Snapshot of Where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Stand on Seven Health Care Issues

While health care has not been central to the 2016 Presidential campaign, the election’s outcome will be a major determining factor in the country’s future health care policy. A number of issues have garnered media attention, including the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), rising prescription drug costs, and the opioid epidemic.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have laid out different approaches to addressing these and other health care issues. Central among these is their position on the future of the ACA. Hillary Clinton would maintain the ACA, and many of her policy proposals would build on provisions already in place. Donald Trump, in contrast, would fully repeal the ACA, and although his policy proposals and positions do not offer a full replacement plan, they do reflect an approach based on free market principles.

See where the candidates stand on seven key health policy issues.

Health Insurance Coverage and Costs

Medicaid

Medicare

Prescription Drugs

The Opioid Epidemic

Reproductive Health

Zika

Source: (The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, [Updated: October 6, 2016)

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