Dr. Nicole Saphier: Trump, Biden and the cold, hard truth about the future of Americas health care

Dr. Nicole Saphier: Trump, Biden and the cold, hard truth about the future of Americas health care s

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is calling for major changes in the Americas health care system. That may sound appealing to many Americans at first glance but would lead to bankrupting Medicare and ultimately forcing most or all of us onto a substandard system of single-payer government health care. In a major flaw, the plan being pitched by Democratic presidential nominee Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. does nothing to deal with the soaring costs of health care. In sharp contrast, President Trump has an effective plan to improve health care. But his administration and campaign have not effectively communicated it. The Trump administration has been focused on the universal reduction of the cost of medical services and prescription drug prices. This is vital because health care costs have been skyrocketing out of control for years. DR. NICOLE SAPHIR: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH SHOULD NOT BE EXPLOITED, ITS TOO IMPORTANTLast month the president signed an executive order to sure that people with pre-existing medical conditions are covered by health insurance the most popular provision of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). However, an executive order, although symbolic, has to be followed by swift and effective action, all of which must be communicated for people to be aware of and understand. The failure to control health care cost is a major problem with the Affordable Care Act. Under the act, premiums in the individual health insurance market rose 105%from 2013 to 2017, while since 2018 under the Trump administration premiums have begun to decline. Medicare Part D and Advantage costs have also fallen since Trump took office, contrasting their rise under the Obama- Biden administration. And significantly, the consumer price index (CPI) of prescription drug costs saw its first reduction in 50 years recently under the leadership of President Trump. Individually these are small feats