Martin O`Malley in NBC/CBC S.C. Democratic Debate


On Health Care: All-payer system: pay hospitals based on patient wellness

O'MALLEY: In our state, we have moved to an all-payer system. With the Affordable Care Act, we now have moved all of our acute care hospitals, that driver of cost, away from fee-for-service. We pay them based on how well they keep patients, out of the hospital. That's the future. We need to build on the Affordable Care Act, do the things that work, and reduce costs and increase access.

CLINTON: And that's exactly what we are able to do based on the foundation of the Affordable Care Act. What Governor O'Malley just said is one of the models that we will be looking at to make sure we do get costs down, we do limit a lot of the unnecessary costs that we still have in the system.

Source: 2016 NBC Democratic debate Jan 17, 2016

On Technology: Require warrants for backdoor AND front-door searches

Q: Tech companies are responsible for the encryption technology to protect personal data, but the government wants a back door into that information. Is it possible to find common ground?

O'MALLEY: I believe whether it's a back door or a front door that the American principle of law should still hold that our federal government should have to get a warrant, whether they want to come through the back door or your front door. And I also agree with Benjamin Franklin, who said, no people should ever give up their privacy or their freedoms in a promise for security.

CLINTON: I was very pleased that leaders of President Obama's administration went out to Silicon Valley last week and began exactly this conversation about what we can do, consistent with privacy and security.

Q: The leaders from the intelligence community went to Silicon Valley, they were flatly turned down. They got nowhere.

CLINTON: That is not what I've heard. Let me leave it at that.

Source: 2016 NBC Democratic debate Jan 17, 2016

The above quotations are from NBC News Democratic Primary Debate
in Charleston, South Carolina, sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute.
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