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Looking for 20/20 Vision On Health Care Among 2020 Democrats

Looking for 20/20 Vision On Health Care Among 2020 Democrats

More than a dozen candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. All of them support providing health care coverage to more Americans, but they differ on their approaches. Some candidates propose that the U.S. adopt Medicare-for-all, without providing details on how it would be achieved, while others favor improving coverage through the Affordable Care Act. What might better coverage look like? Would anyone lose their current form of health insurance under either approach? 

Center for Health and Biosciences director Vivian Ho explored how the government’s role in health care could be expanded under a Democratic president — and the potential costs for consumers and taxpayers.

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The Health Policy Forum would like to thank its members for supporting this annual event:

Corporate: Baylor College of Medicine; CHI St. Luke’s Health

Patron: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Community Health Choice; The Episcopal Health Foundation

Benefactor: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Texas Children’s Hospital

Individual: Cullen K. Geiselman; Wade A. Rakes II and Nicholas Miller; Texas Heart Institute; UTMB, Office of the President

For more information regarding membership, please visit the Health Policy Forum page. You can download the Health Policy Forum Brochure and/or contact the Center for Health and Biosciences at or 713-348-2735.



Fri, June 7, 2019
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