The Presidential Elections Upon The Horizon

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With the presidential elections upon the horizon, it is very crucial to exam the potential candidates. Bernie Sanders is one of the Democratic candidates running for president. He was elected to the United State Senate after sixteen years as a Vermont congressman in the House of Representatives. In 1981, he was elected as mayor of Burlington, Vermont. Under his administration, the city made major strides in affordable housing, child care, progressive taxation, environmental protection, women’s rights, youth programs, and the arts. Now, Bernie Sanders would like to do the same for all of America. American’s should vote for Bernie Sanders to be president because he supports free health care, free college tuition, and getting our middle class…show more content…
Medicaid is a public insurance program jointly administered by federal and state governments that covers low-income families and individuals, including: children, parents, pregnant women, seniors, and people with disabilities. The Affordable Care Act expanded Medicaid coverage by raising the means-testing threshold to 138 percent of the poverty line ($26,951 for a family of three), which in turn made more families and individuals eligible for Medicaid. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 28 states and the District of Columbia expanded Medicaid as of May 2015 but estimates 14 million more adults and children will enroll in Medicaid by 2025. Reportedly, Medicaid is more cost effective than private insurances. With the refusal of some states to expand Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act, researchers at the Commonwealth Fund reported that expanding these programs under the Affordable Care Act would, on average, will cost less than one percent of their budgets. After expanding under this reform, it would be lower than the cost of providing uncompensated care to their uninsured residents. Another type of insurance that is widely used by Americans is Medicare. Medicare is a national social insurance program administered by the federal government. It provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older who have worked and paid into the system. It also provides health insurance for younger people with
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