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Reuters interviewed Gerald Kominski, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, about research that indicates when uninsured Americans get sick, they get care in expensive settings like the emergency room, which strains the finances of hospitals that provide their care.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to expand the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare legislation, and then name it after himself.
Republican President Donald Trump wants to end it altogether, and replace it with something that has yet to be defined.
An ongoing debate over which approach is better for the economy is partly about price tags. Bidencare is forecast to increase federal healthcare spending by $2 trillion or more over 10 years. Trump’s approach is to hold federal spending stable or reduce it.