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Clinton promises to expand healthcare access and cut out-of-pocket costs

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 30 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5328
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

The Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has promised to defend and expand the Affordable Care Act, reduce patients’ out-of-pocket costs, and implement reforms aimed at halting the fragmentation of the US healthcare system.

In an invited commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine, published 28 September, Clinton wrote, “As President, I will fight for every American to have access to affordable, quality healthcare—regardless of their zip code, income, or medical history. Healthcare should be a right, not a privilege.”1

The journal’s editors said that they had invited both nominees of the two major parties to explain …

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