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    Healthcare (finally) takes center stage for 2016 Republican candidates

    The 2016 Republican presidential candidates have finally given voters a better glimpse of how they would handle healthcare if elected.

    Young doctors are jumping ship to non-clinical roles

    During Thursday night’s debate, the five remaining candidates were pressed to go more in depth on their healthcare plans and how exactly they would handle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While several of the candidates laid out more specifics than they previously had, others remained tight lipped.


    When asked his stance on the ACA, Gov. John Kasich focused his attention on the effect it has had on physicians.

    “We are actually going to make payments to physicians and to hospitals that actually deliver healthcare with great quality at low prices,” he said. “We actually are going to make the market work.”

    Why were the 2016 presidential candidates ignoring healthcare?

    Citing the work he has done in Ohio, Kasich said that his plan would give financial reward to physicians and hospitals that fall below the midpoint and provide services that result in high quality for patients at a lower price.

    Next: 'Our primary care physicians need help"

    Rose Schneider Krivich
    Rose is the content specialist for Medical Economics.


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