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President of the United States
Joseph Biden
Donald J. Trump
Howie Hawkins
Jo Jorgensen

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As Vice President, Biden was a champion for efforts to implement the federal mental health parity law, improve access to mental health care, and eliminate the stigma around mental health. As President, he will redouble these efforts to ensure enforcement of mental health parity laws and expand funding for mental health services.

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The Biden Plan will bar health care providers from charging patients out-of-network rates when the patient doesn’t have control over which provider the patient sees (for example, during a hospitalization).

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Because Medicare covers so many Americans, it has significant leverage to negotiate lower prices for its beneficiaries. And it does so for hospitals and other providers participating in the program, but not drug manufacturers. Drug manufacturers not facing any competition, therefore, can charge whatever price they choose to set. There’s no justification for this except the power of prescription drug lobbying. The Biden Plan will repeal the existing law explicitly barring Medicare from negotiating lower prices with drug corporations.

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Governors and state legislatures in 14 states have refused to take up the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid eligibility, denying access to Medicaid for an estimated 4.9 million adults. Biden’s plan will ensure these individuals get covered by offering premium-free access to the public option for those 4.9 million individuals who would be eligible for Medicaid but for their state’s inaction, and making sure their public option covers the full scope of Medicaid benefits. States that have already expanded Medicaid will have the choice of moving the expansion population to the premium-free public option as long as the states continue to pay their current share of the cost of covering those individuals.

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Premium tax credits will be calculated to help more families afford better coverage with lower deductibles. Because the premium tax credits will now be calculated based on the price of a more generous gold plan, families will be able to purchase a plan with a lower deductible and lower out-of-pocket spending. That means many families will see their overall annual health care spending go down.

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Middle class families will get a premium tax credit to help them pay for coverage. For example, take a family of four with an income of $110,000 per year. If they currently get insurance on the individual marketplace, because their premium will now be capped at 8.5% of their income, under the Biden Plan they will save an estimated $750 per month on insurance alone. That’s cutting their premiums almost in half. If a family is covered by their employer but can get a better deal with the 8.5% premium cap, they can switch to a plan on the individual marketplace, too.

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As a condition of participation in the Medicare program and public option, all brand, biotech, and abusively priced generic drugs will be prohibited from increasing their prices more than the general inflation rate.

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As president, Biden will stop this reversal of the progress made by Obamacare. And he won’t stop there. He’ll also build on the Affordable Care Act with a plan to insure more than an estimated 97% of Americans. Here’s how: Giving Americans a new choice, a public health insurance option like Medicare. If your insurance company isn’t doing right by you, you should have another, better choice. Whether you’re covered through your employer, buying your insurance on your own, or going without coverage altogether, the Biden Plan will give you the choice to purchase a public health insurance option like Medicare. As in Medicare, the Biden public option will reduce costs for patients by negotiating lower prices from hospitals and other health care providers. It also will better coordinate among all of a patient’s doctors to improve the efficacy and quality of their care, and cover primary care without any co-payments. And it will bring relief to small businesses struggling to afford coverage for their employees.

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[Biden will] restore the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate in place before the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision makes it easier for the Trump-Pence Administration to continue to strip health care from women — attempting to carve out broad exemptions to the Affordable Care Act’s commitment to giving all women free access to recommended contraception. Biden will restore the Obama-Biden policy that existed before the Hobby Lobby ruling: providing an exemption for houses of worship and an accommodation for nonprofit organizations with religious missions. The accommodation will allow women at these organizations to access contraceptive coverage, not through their employer-provided plan, but instead through their insurance company or a third-party administrator.

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[Biden will], just as the Obama-Biden Administration did, rescind the Mexico City Policy (also referred to as the global gag rule) that President Trump reinstated and expanded. This rule currently bars the U.S. federal government from supporting important global health efforts — including for malaria and HIV/AIDS — in developing countries simply because the organizations providing that aid also offer information on abortion services.

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[Biden will] restore federal funding for Planned Parenthood. The Obama-Biden Administration fought Republican attacks on funding for Planned Parenthood again and again. As President, Biden will reissue guidance specifying that states cannot refuse Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood and other providers and reverse the Trump Administration’s rule preventing these organizations from obtaining Title X funds.

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[Biden will] stop state laws violating Roe v. Wade. Biden will work to codify Roe v. Wade, and his Justice Department will do everything in its power to stop the rash of state laws that so blatantly violate Roe v. Wade.

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Vice President Biden supports repealing the Hyde Amendment because health care is a right that should not be dependent on one’s zip code or income.

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Protect unborn life through every means available.

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President Trump worked with the Congress to sign a bill overturning an Obama midnight regulation that prohibited States from defunding abortion service providers. The Trump Administration published guidance which promises to enforce the Obamacare requirement that taxpayer dollars should not support abortion coverage in exchange plans.

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In his first week in office, President Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy that prevented $9 billion in foreign aid from being used to fund the abortion industry.

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President Trump Is the First Sitting U.S. President to Address the March for Life Live from the White House

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The Trump Administration issued guidance expanding options for individuals with chronic conditions. High deductible plans can now cover products such as insulin, inhalers and statins pre-deductible. // Protected people with preexisting conditions.

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Under President Trump, the FDA has approved the largest number of generic drugs in history.

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Generics increase competition in the marketplace and lower the cost of prescription drugs for all Americans.

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Under the Trump Administration, the first ever decline of average benchmark premiums on the federal health care exchange took place.

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Empowered patients to choose the best doctor at the best price, gave Americans transparency with the price and quality of service before you buy.

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CMS Rolled Out a New Policy Supporting States in Allowing Work and Community Engagement Among Non-Disabled, Working-Age Medicaid Beneficiaries

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Took executive action to strengthen Medicare and reform the Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging seniors on their drugs. President Trump signed an executive order to improve seniors’ health care and improve the fiscal sustainability of Medicare.

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President Trump declared a Nationwide Public Health Emergency to address the opioid crisis.

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The Administration provided nearly $500 million to states to prevent and treat opioid abuse. Another $500 million was requested in the 2018 FY Budget.

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Every person will receive a Medicare card that enables them to seek care at any health facility in the United States and its territories. If a person seeks care, they are presumed to be covered and will receive treatment whether they have a card or not. This card will grant coverage for the duration of each person’s life.

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Prices for pharmaceuticals and services provided by the system will be negotiated on a yearly basis. Pharmaceutical and medical device corporations that fail to satisfactorily negotiate with the system may lose their license to produce their drug or device and the healthcare system will assume production. Within eight years after initiation of the new system, all pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing and distribution will become publicly owned and medical research will be fully funded through public institutions.

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There will be no out-of-pocket costs for care such as copays or deductibles, and no supplemental health insurance will be needed because the National Improved Medicare for All will provide all medically necessary services.

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All licensed health professionals will be included in the healthcare system. Patients can choose their health professional and stay with that person or change caregivers if they so desire. If a patient requires specialized care, they can seek care at any facility in the United States or its territories.

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Decriminalization and drug treatment on demand are the best way to stem the epidemic of deaths from opioid overdoses.

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[The Hawkins Healthcare plan] starts by immediately implementing National Health Insurance, what is commonly called today a single-payer, improved Medicare for All. In the second phase, it builds out a National Health Service where health care facilities are publicly owned, health care workers are salaried, and the system is governed by community boards elected by the public (two-thirds of the seats) and health care workers (one-third of the seats). The second phase conducts a national assessment of unmet healthcare needs, develops a plan to meet those needs, implements the plan, and converts the system to a fully public and democratically-run healthcare service.

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All medically necessary care will be covered including hospitalization, surgery, emergency services, transportation, outpatient care, checkups, preventive care services, diagnostic and treatment services, rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, substance abuse services, mental health care, vision, hearing, dental care, reproductive services, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, home and community-based habilitative care, as well as home-based and institutional long-term care and support services.

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[Hawkins supports] repealing the Hyde amendment that blocks federal Medicaid funding for abortion services.

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[Hawkins supports] the legal framework established in the Roe v. Wade decision. During the first trimester, it is up to the pregnant woman to decide whether to get an abortion. During the second trimester laws can only regulate abortion to protect the health of the mother. During the third trimester, or after fetal viability pursuant to Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), laws can restrict or prohibit abortions except in cases where it was necessary to protect the mother’s health. [Hawkins believes] this framework should be codified into federal law by an act of Congress.

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[Hawkins favors] rescinding Trump’s attempted “gag rule,” now disputed in the courts, that would prohibit healthcare agencies receiving Title X federal funding such as Planned Parenthood from informing clients of their abortion options.

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I support rescinding Trump’s attempted “gag rule,” now disputed in the courts, that would prohibit healthcare agencies receiving Title X federal funding such as Planned Parenthood from informing clients of their abortion options.

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[Hawkins supports] laws that allow physicians as well as non-physician health professionals, including physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse midwives, to perform abortion procedures.

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[Jorgensen] will get rid of the FDA’s efficacy requirement, if not the entire FDA, so that new medicines and procedures get to patients as quickly and safely as possible. [Jorgensen] will also make more drugs available over the counter.

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As with a government-employee health-care system in the state of Indiana, Americans should be in charge of their own health dollars. This would give patients the opportunity to shop for care the same way they do with any other product or service, and costs would go down as a result. We can reduce the cost of healthcare 75% by allowing real price competition, and by substantially reducing government and insurance company paperwork.

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Any overhaul of our system must put control back in the hands of the patient. We are the only industrialized country to have our health care tied to employment, and this makes no sense.

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The alternative to our current, big-government failure isn’t an even bigger government failure which would leave behind the very patients who are already suffering the most. Those who are dealing with serious ailments would be further victimized in a nationalized system such as the proposed “Medicare for All.” The youngest, healthiest, and most privileged may be able to either afford to wait a few months for a check-up or procedure, or simply pay the higher costs for premium access. But those with the hardest illnesses to treat and the least disposable income are too often left behind.

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Keep the government out of it, no subsidies, no regulations

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Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood? No.

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