Donald Trump and Joe Biden ‘both deeply problematic’ on key issue

Donald Trump and Joe Biden ‘both deeply problematic’ on key issue

WATCH NOW: Michael Cannon details Donald Trump and Joe Biden's 'problematic' approaches to US healthcare

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Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce


Published: 12/06/2024

- 18:37

President Joe Biden has pledged to 'keeping health insurance premiums low' ahead of November's election

Director of health policy studies at the Cato Institute, Michael F. Cannon, has highlighted the "deeply problematic" approaches held by both Donald Trump and Joe Biden towards US healthcare ahead of the Presidential election.

Biden has affirmed to voters on the election campaign that "healthcare should be a basic right", and pledged to "keep health insurance premiums low" and commit to closing the Medicare insurance coverage gap.


However, Donald Trump has previously campaigned to reform the current healthcare systems and repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Speaking to GBN America, Cannon claimed that both Biden and Trump's "deeply problematic" stances on the American health system reflects on their "very troubled histories" in managing the sector.

Donald Trump and Joe Biden

Cannon claims both Joe Biden and Donald Trump are 'problematic' in their approaches to healthcare

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In conversation with host Bev Turner, Cannon explained: "President Biden and former President Trump are each very deeply problematic, their record on health policies is deeply problematic.

"Trump has said he doesn't want to reform the Medicare program, which is a big mistake, but he has done some small things that were very positive that worked with his administration to do."

Detailing Biden's plans for his possible next term in office, Cannon revealed the current Potus wants to "vastly increase government spending" on health care, which the Republicans are "fighting him" over.

Cannon told GBNA: "President Biden is doing some small things to try to reduce Medicare spending on prescription drugs, for example. And the pharmaceutical industry is fighting him, and a lot of Republicans are fighting him.

Joe Biden

Current President Joe Biden has pledged to 'keeping health insurance premiums low' ahead of November's election

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"President Biden also wants to vastly increase government spending on health care in the United States. So they each have very troubled histories when it when it comes to health care."

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Listening to Cannon's remarks, Bev joked that Biden and Trump should "listen to him" on his suggestions for how US healthcare should be run.

Offering his ideas for the future of US healthcare, Cannon highlighted that there are "opportunities for reform" that could "serve both the Democrats and Republicans".

Cannon expanded: "I think there are opportunities for bipartisan reform in the United States of specifically employer sponsored health insurance that would serve both Democratic and Republican goals.

"And it doesn't have to be some sort of flashpoint where only one member of one political party is going to line up for this."

Michael Cannon

Michael Cannon says Trump has 'made a mistake' in not wanting to reform Medicare

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Turning the discussion to the US voters, Cannon told Bev that the "real fight" in America to healthcare universal is "not between the Democrats and Republicans", but it is down to "the health care industry that is profiting off of government intervention".

Cannon said: "The real fight in the United States, and I think in most nations, over making health care more universal, is not between Republicans and Democrats or the right and the left.

"It's between consumers and their advocates versus the health care industry that is profiting off of government intervention in health care in every country."

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