The Republican National Convention just adopted its platform, and health care issues are getting the most attention.
The headlines are about a GOP platform that restricts abortions without exceptions; completely changes Medicare into a voucher program; and repeals the Affordable Care Act.
The desire to repeal “Obamacare” is expected, but it’s striking how much the platform seeks to undo not just the ACA, but the guarantees in Medicare and Medicaid as well–and how much this is a dramatic departure from even four years ago.
These are stark differences between the parties and their candidates, and this is truly the most consequential election for our health care system in our history.
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