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Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Healthcare - John Kasich

Article-Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Healthcare - John Kasich



Party: Republican

Wants to Repeal Obamacare: Yes

Replace With: The govermor of Ohio wants to engage in primary care reform and expand what the state has achieved on a national level. Ohio won a federal grant to implement a payment model tied to the creation of patient-centered medical homes that involves a team-based approach to primary care. The goal is preventive care which is far cheaper to the healthcare insurers than having to manage chronic diseases down the road.
In March 2015, the state's  four largest commercial insurers—Anthem, Aetna, Medical Mutual and UnitedHealthcare—as well as Ohio’s five Medicaid managed care plans, said they are designing a system that will share some of those savings with healthcare providers who are adding value by improving health outcomes and holding down costs. In effect this awards value, not volume, which is what the healthcare system is currently moving toward, as a result of Obamacare. 
The Ohio governor has also expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act unlike some other Republican governors. 

Source: John Kasich for America


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