Donna Shalala says ‘deeper subsidies’ are needed for healthcare

Donna Shalala says ‘deeper subsidies’ are needed for healthcare


Donna healthcare policy you know this as policy as law and brick-and-mortar as president of the University of Miami I mean you bought a hospital over there maybe for too much money some say but anyway on the Affordable Care Act what ninety six thousand people are enrolled who lived within the twenty seventh congressional district they don’t want to lose it they would like to pay less for it what would you do as a member of Congress to protect them and try to bring down costs well first of all making certain that Democrats get elected is important because Democrats will protect the Affordable Care Act but we need to improve it in the same way we need to improve Medicare how much changes always rumors there are a couple of changes one is we need deeper subsidies people are paying too much out of pocket if you talk to people in our community they’re paying too much out of pocket for all of their health care whether it’s private or public health care that’s what they’re concerned about it’s the affordability and to do that it’s not only subsidies but it’s eliminating waste fraud and abuse and focusing on that it’s it’s eliminating the high cost of prescription drugs and focusing on that Congress can do some of that you know I was reading about all the other things you have done that’s part of your CV is you were on the board of United Healthcare a for-profit insurance company so when you talk about things like that and and healthcare for all that you’ve been working on since with Hillary Clinton how do you convince voters that you are able to circumvent a for-profit insurance company’s interests and in return for delivering health care that’s affordable for all even when I was on the board of United Healthcare I was concerned about the affordability of health care those private companies cannot exist unless they make the market that they want to go into affordable they don’t make it enough affordable I know all about that one of the things I did while I was at United Healthcare was bring a ten million dollar grant into the Jefferson Reeves clinic Overtown ten million dollars a million dollars a year for ten years to to essentially provide high-quality health care to the people that use that clinic with the University of Miami doctors

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