Clinton and Trump on healthcare

The Presidential Debate That Wasn’t

By Jeanne Lenzer
The BMJ, Sept. 27, 2016

The 90 minute presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ended last night without a single word about healthcare. Yet two-thirds of voters said “the future of Medicare and access and affordability of healthcare are top priorities for the candidates to be talking about during the 2016 presidential campaign.”

Clinton, a Democrat, and Trump, a Republican, have both said they support “universal” healthcare and both rely on market forces and private insurers to provide coverage for healthcare. What follows is a summary of what is - and isn’t - known about the candidates’ positions on various healthcare issues, followed by comments from critics right and left.

full, with comments by Dr. Adam Gaffney of PNHP:

PNHP note: Physicians for a National Health Program is a nonpartisan educational organization. It neither supports nor opposes any candidate for public office.