Apr 30, 2019 · 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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A list of 17 political views and policies made by Joe Biden about healthcare issues in 2021.
Oct 05, 2020 · The average family makes $60,000 a year, and pays $12,000 a year for health care--20% of their income. Under Medicare-for-all that family will be paying $1,200 a year. Joe Biden: [Sen. Sanders' healthcare plan] costs $30 trillion. Let's get that straight--$30 trillion over 10 years.
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- Medicare. No Medicare for All. Lower age to 60 (currently 65) Add a public option. Biden supports making Medicare, the federal health insurance program for folks older than 65 and certain younger Americans with disabilities, more readily accessible to a greater swath of the population.
- Undocumented Immigrants. Allow undocumented immigrants to buy into a public option. The Biden Plan emphasizes the importance of providing affordable healthcare to all Americans, “regardless of gender, race, income, sexual orientation, or zip code.”
- Affordable Care Act. Strengthen the ACA. Increase subsidies. Bring back the individual mandate. The Affordable Care Act was passed under the Obama administration, so it comes as little surprise that Biden wants to bring back many of the provisions from the bill that were dismantled under the Trump administration.
- Prescriptions. Lower prescription drug pricing. The prices of prescription drugs have skyrocketed in recent years, making big pharma companies a common target among presidential candidates.
Jan 19, 2021 · Mask mandates: The coronavirus pandemic is the number one health issue in the country right now. As soon as he takes office, Biden will reportedly issue an executive order that face masks must be...
Implications of Biden’s health agenda on healthcare payers, providers and pharmaceutical and life sciences companies. The US health system has been slowly transforming for years into a New Health Economy that is more consumer-oriented, digital, virtual, open to new players from outside the industry and focused on wellness and prevention.
Apr 16, 2021 · Vice President Biden calls for protecting and building on the Affordable Care Act by giving every American affordable health insurance, providing quality care under a less complicated insurance system, standing up to prescription drug corporations and ensuring that health care is a right for all. The Biden health care plan would give people the option of into a public health insurance option, like Medicare.
Oct 22, 2020 · "President Trump has — from Day 1 — pushed for repealing or overturning the ACA, and Joe Biden is pushing to build and expand on it," says Larry Levitt, executive vice president for health policy...
- The COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last 8 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped the ongoing debate about how to reform the U.S. healthcare system. President Trump’s handling of COVID-19 so far raises questions about how a Biden administration, if elected, would manage the virus and its toll on our country going forward.
- The Affordable Care Act. The president, and the Republican Party in general, opposes the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “Obamacare.” They’ve vowed to repeal it because they say it’s one step closer to socialized medicine, in that Americans who can afford higher premiums contribute to the premiums of those who can’t.
- Lowering prescription drug prices. Both President Trump and former Vice President Biden see skyrocketing prescription drug prices as a crucial issue in need of reform, but Biden believes federal government intervention should play a bigger role in that reform process than Trump does.
- Expanding Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare and Medicaid are two different healthcare programs run by combined efforts of the federal and the state governments.
Oct 28, 2020 · Though in good health now, Biden has not been free of medical complications. He had two brain aneurysms in 1988, which were treated. A brain aneurysm is a bulging blood vessel in the brain, which...