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Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:07 PM

 

Warren flat out made a false accusation about Pete's healthcare plan

She claimed he ONLY deals with premiums in terms of lowering costs for people and nothing else.

That is simply and blatantly untrue and not a good look at all, as it is instantly and easily refuted.


Buttigieg Is Rare Candidate To Target Hospitals In Cost-Cutting Plan, As Sanders, Warren Shy Away From Powerful Lobby

https://khn.org/morning-breakout/buttigieg-is-rare-candidate-to-target-hospitals-in-cost-cutting-plan-as-sanders-warren-shy-away-from-powerful-lobby/



How Pete Buttigieg would expand health coverage

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/19/pete-buttigieg-2020-health-care-plan-1502581

Buttigieg’s proposal would preserve the nation’s existing private insurance industry while creating a government-run health insurance alternative. His plan, like the one offered by former Vice President Joe Biden, also would boost subsidies to help people purchase their own coverage on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces and limit the amount people pay for premiums. Separately, it would cap out-of-pocket costs for seniors on Medicare.

Meanwhile, the plan would roll back Trump administration efforts that health advocates say have weakened the safety net. Buttigieg is proposing to reverse President Donald Trump’s expansion of association health plans and short-term plans, which his administration argues provide a lower-cost alternative to Obamacare plans but have been criticized for providing insufficient coverage. Buttigieg is also vowing to end the first-ever Medicaid work requirements, a controversial policy that critics say is primarily intended to cut off coverage to low-income people.

Buttigieg’s plan includes multiple provisions that take aim at politically powerful health care providers, calling for new scrutiny of nonprofit hospitals’ tax exemptions and expanding regulators’ authority to crack down on health care mergers. He’d also limit what health care providers could charge insurers, pegging their out-of-network prices to just twice the typically lower rates that Medicare pays.

The campaign argues that limiting providers’ market and pricing power is essential to lowering the costs of patients’ health plans. “Our plan isn't just about coverage,” said a health care expert who advised the campaign. “It's about affordability.”

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg unveils plan to reduce inequities in healthcare accessButtigieg would combat racial and gender bias in part by redirecting funding to under-resourced communities.

https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/mayor-pete-buttigieg-unveils-plan-reduce-inequities-healthcare-access

Most of the healthcare-centric debate taking place among Democratic presidential candidates has centered around achieving some form of universal coverage, whether it be in the form of a public option or Medicare For All. But Mayor Pete Buttigieg unveiled a plan this week to address a different issue: inequities in access to care.

In a statement posted to his website, Buttigieg effectively made health equity a campaign priority, saying he would combat racial and gender bias in healthcare in part by redirecting funding to under-resourced communities and providing training for health professionals to combat bias.

At the center of his plan is the National Health Equity Strategy Task Force, which he would establish within his first 100 days in office. The task force would delineate the steps necessary to ensure equity and provide healthcare to underrepresented groups.

"This systemic discrimination takes the form of a doctor who takes a Black person's pain symptoms less seriously, or a health clinic staffed by providers lacking training on how to appropriately care for a transgender person," the website's statement reads. "It manifests in a hospital system that breaks ground only in a predominantly white neighborhood, and in a public health department that fails to translate important information into Chinese and Arabic despite a need in the community. Discrimination shows up in health facilities that are not accessible to people with disabilities. It takes place in states like Georgia and Texas, where governments play politics with people's lives by refusing to expand Medicaid."

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How Pete Buttigieg would lower drug prices

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/07/pete-buttigieg-drug-prices-policy-036409

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg on Monday released a plan to lower the cost of prescription drugs while also boosting U.S. investment in new drug development and manufacturing. The wide-sweeping proposal, similar to plans from rival candidates and a bill from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, calls on the government to negotiate the costs of drugs in Medicare, as well as the government-run “public option” Buttigieg has proposed to compete with private insurers. Those prices would also be available to private health insurance plans and Medicaid. Buttigieg would also cap out-of-pocket spending for seniors and people enrolled in the public option.

Buttigieg aims to boost government investment in drug research and manufacturing, particularly for critical areas like pandemic prevention and antibiotics. His plan would also require more transparency on pricing from the drug industry and companies that administer pharmacy benefits. “It’s time for a new era of leadership in Washington ready and eager to make drugs affordable and take on pharmaceutical companies,” his plan reads. “Pete has the courage to break with the status quo by focusing on real solutions that will lower costs and make needed — even life-saving — prescription drugs available to all Americans.”

What would the plan do?

The government would be empowered to negotiate prices, starting with the most expensive medicines and those that are much cheaper overseas. Medicines for diabetes, asthma, arthritis, HIV and cancer would be prioritized.

The Department of Health and Human Services would use four criteria to negotiate: the benefit offered by the drug, the cost of bringing the medicine to the market, the costs of treating the disease the drug addresses, and international prices charged for similar drugs. Pharmaceutical companies that refuse to negotiate or don’t reach an agreement with the government will pay a 65 percent tax on the company’s gross sales of the drug. The tax will increase by 10 percent each quarter the company is out of compliance, until it reaches 95 percent.

The federal government could revoke a company’s patent rights and let others make a drug at an affordable price if the manufacturer refuses to lower the price or in cases of a natural disaster or public health emergency. Monthly out-of-pocket drugs costs would be capped at $200 for seniors and at $250 for public option enrollees. Low-income patients in government plans would pay nothing for generics and biosimilars, copycats of complex biologic drugs.

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Reply Warren flat out made a false accusation about Pete's healthcare plan (Original post)
Celerity Feb 19 OP
snowybirdie Feb 19 #1
Celerity Feb 19 #7
Prue Feb 19 #2
jcgoldie Feb 19 #6
BlueMTexpat Feb 20 #11
Bettie Feb 20 #12
ecstatic Feb 19 #3
BeyondGeography Feb 19 #4
thesquanderer Feb 20 #8
ecstatic Feb 20 #13
BootinUp Feb 19 #5
democrattotheend Feb 20 #9
unitedwethrive Feb 20 #10

Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:09 PM

1. How can he

 

Get this passed? How many downticket will he being along?
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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:21 PM

7. he is for the public option, the same as Klobuchar, so you should be asking how Warren's and

 

Bernie's plans are going to get passed, not questioning Pete's, and by proxy, not Klobuchar's and Biden's as the undoable ones.

Those 3 all have realistic plans that are really close in terms of scope and doability.

Warren and Bernie do not.

Downticket pull or drag as a net negative, besides not being germaine to the central point of this OP, is also not on Pete, nor Biden, nor Amy as being that net negative, nor a large problem for them, but on Warren to a certain extent and especially Sanders.
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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:10 PM

2. It's desperation

 

She's desperate because of her poll numbers. She's also being a little too aggressive tonight imo. It's not a good look.
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Response to Prue (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:15 PM

6. too aggressive woman... "bad look"

 

right
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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 01:20 PM

11. ...

 

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 01:22 PM

12. Yeah, I'm expecting to see

 

"she should smile more" and "be nicer to the men" any second now.
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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:11 PM

3. Did he refute it on stage?

 

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:12 PM

4. Don't, ding, ding

 

Nope.
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Response to ecstatic (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 12:40 PM

8. Right. If he doesn't refute it on stage, it could stick, despite whatever details.

 

People aren't going to go online to see if Warren was right, without Pete putting up a fight about it. Even one sentence added to his closing statement would have done the trick. And Pete doesn't seem to miss much. So letting it go really makes you think, hmmm, maybe his health care plan isn't as fleshed out as it should be.
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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 05:29 PM

13. Agreed. Pete is one of the most articulate / gifted speakers I've ever seen,

 

so either he's not familiar with his own plan or Warren was correct.
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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:12 PM

5. Fast facts strraight to U by Celerity!

 

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 12:41 PM

9. Also, he has a 10-page white paper on his plan

 

https://storage.googleapis.com/pfa-webapp/documents/MFAWWI_white_paper_FINAL.pdf

It does leave me with some questions after reading the whole thing, but it's not nearly as flimsy as Warren made it sound.
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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 12:56 PM

10. Thank you that was helpful.

 

The more I hear from Buttigieg, the more I like him.
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