Democratic Candidates Debate Health Care Reform 

By Max Friedman 

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Democratic candidates are finally starting to present and debate their health care reform proposals.

This after months of campaigning and right before the official start of the presidential primary season with next Monday’s Iowa caucuses. The primary distinction is whether we should work to defend and strengthen the accomplishments of the 2010 Affordable Care Act or scrap the system and work for a broad Medicare for All, single-payer health care system.

Here are the health care plans from the three Democratic candidates:

Clinton and O’Malley are in the “defend and strengthen” camp, while Sanders is a strong proponent of Medicare for All, as he has been for years.

Gov. O’Malley highlights work that Maryland has done to move to all-payer rate setting, which was highlighted at our Reform to Transform summit in October.

Here are some resources that evaluate this important debate:

With the nomination fight really starting to gear up in the next few weeks, we’ll be sure to keep an eye on upcoming proposals and arguments about where to go next with health care reform.

 

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