Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unveiled a plan on Wednesday to lower out-of-pocket health costs, including expanded coverage of sick visits to the doctor and tax credits for those with substantial medical bills.
Clinton, who has promised to build on President Barack Obama's signature healthcare initiative, also pledged to try to strengthen efforts to block or modify what her campaign called "unreasonable" health insurance rate increases.
Clinton's campaign released the proposals a day after her plan to battle drug "price gouging" battered shares in some pharmaceutical companies.
All of her healthcare proposals would face a difficult path to approval in a U.S. Congress dominated by Republicans who have vowed to repeal or roll back the 'Obamacare' healthcare law.
But Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, has vowed to fight Republican criticism and make Obamacare a key element of her campaign for the November 2016 election.
Under Clinton's plan, insurance companies would be required to cover three sick visits without counting toward a plan's deductible. The campaign said the move could save a person with private coverage more than $100 a year.
Save us $100 per year? You stupid COW. We are paying thousands more with this illegal HC law and you boast about saving us $100 a year. Hey idiot, that is the amount of the co-pay I just paid for one ultra sound so stick your $100 or use it for toilet paper.
Nailed it, Shirley!
Hillarycare includes jail time for people who try to pay for their own medical care.
Hillary is actually worse than OScumBag; she has a brain.
Hillary you are a sick puppy, you think that $100 will make up for the billions of dollars you and your Liberal partners took from us already. You can take your suggestion and wipe your a** with it. You will never get my vote and remember Karma can be a bitch.
Even medicare premiums are going up more than that "savings" stupid Hitlery! Stay out of healthcare witch. Soon no one will be able to afford healthcare! I always find it interesting that your eyes and your teeth are not part of your body and are not covered under insurance even though both are important to your health. I was just given a "care plan" for dental work for almost $5000 but have no money for it.