Who is on Your Healthcare Team in the 2016 Election?
Picking your insurance agent is like voting for a presidential candidate. You have to weigh the benefits that they offer and pick the one agent that best represents your needs. This year we vote for the next President of The United States. Over the last 18 cantankerous months each has campaigned across the country conveying their position on a multitude of issues. You might ask why we are blogging about the election when we are in the home stretch. Here is why we feel that it is important to shed some light of clarity just one week before Election Day.
The fact is that this 2016 presidential election could bring significant changes to the U.S. health care system. According to a recent study from Gallup, 15 percent of Americans say health care costs are their family’s top financial concern—making health care a hot topic on the 2016 campaign trail.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have both campaigned on promises to control health care spending and reduce out-of-pocket expenses for consumers. The chart below provides a brief overview of each candidate’s health care platform, so you can better understand how Clinton or Trump may affect the employee benefits landscape if elected into office.
Like any election, how and if these platforms will be achieved once one of these candidates is in office, remains to be seen. By being aware of where each candidate stands, though, you can better understand how this election could impact the employee benefits industry and prepare your business for any potential changes.
Remember to vote on Tuesday November 8th for the candidate that best represents you. For information or help understanding your insurance needs, FBinsure is the best candidate for the job. Call us or stop in to any of our nine convenient locations.