Andrew Yang on Health Care
Democratic Presidential Challenger & Tech CEO
Docs should focus on results, not procedure numbers
Doctors tell me they spend a lot of time on paperwork, avoiding being sued, and navigating the insurance bureaucracy. We have to change the incentives so instead of revenue and activity, people are focused on our health in the health care system.
At the Cleveland Clinic, where they're paid not based upon how many procedures they prescribe-shocker-they prescribe fewer procedures, and patient health stays the same or improves. That is the pitch to the American people.
Source: September Democratic Primary debate in Houston
, Sep 12, 2019
Support negotiating drug prices for Medicare outpatients
Yang on Drug Costs: Support negotiating drug prices for Medicare outpatients prescription drug benefit.
THREE CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Jay Inslee; Wayne Messam; Beto O`Rourke.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and former Rep. Beto O`Rourke
are among the handful of Democratic presidential contenders who have not jumped on board with some of the newer ideas to get the government involved in drug pricing. Wayne Messam, Andrew Yang and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee are also in this group.
Source: Politico "2020Dems on the Issues"
, Jul 17, 2019
Aligned with "intactivists": against circumcision
Andrew Yang's stance on key issues: Circumcision: In March, Yang came out against circumcision, telling the Daily Beast: "I'm highly aligned with the intactivists.
History will prove them even more correct. From what I've seen, the evidence on it being a positive health choice for the infant is quite shaky."
Source: Axios.com on 2020 Democratic primary
, Apr 22, 2019
Public option would cost less than present system
I'm in the Medicare for all public option camp. Right now, we're spending twice as much on our health care to worse effects than other countries. We're spending 18 percent of GDP. And one of the things that is confusing about this is people are like,
where are you going to get the money? Which is completely incorrect. We're spending twice as much than other countries. If we channel our existing resources and negotiate lower drug prices, lower rates, we can get the access up and the prices down.
Source: CNN Town Hall: 2020 presidential hopefuls
, Apr 14, 2019
Advocates for a single-payer health care system
Yang calls his economic philosophy "human-centered capitalism," advocating for a system that emphasizes metrics that measure "human well-being and fulfillment," such as standard of living, health-adjusted life expectancy,
childhood success rate and social and economic mobility. He described his plans as a "vision for a trickle-up economy" on ABC's This Week.
Source: Axios.com "What you need to know about 2020"
, Apr 7, 2019
Medicare-for-All establishes a basic right
Healthcare should be a basic right for all Americans. Right now, if you get sick you have two things to worry about--how to get better and how to pay for it. Too many Americans are making terrible, impossible choices between paying for healthcare
and other needs. We need to provide high-quality healthcare to all Americans and a single-payer system is the most efficient way to accomplish that.
It will be a massive boost to our economy as people will be able to start businesses and change jobs without fear of losing their health insurance.
As President, I will...
Source: 2020 presidential campaign website Yang2020.com
, Mar 29, 2019
- Work with Congress to create a Medicare-for-All
program, or a similar program, to provide healthcare to all Americans
- Shift the way doctors are compensated to promote holistic and empathic care
- Create incentives for and invest in innovative treatment methods and methodologies
ObamaCare is only a good first step
Source: PBS News hour on 2020 Presidential hopefuls
, Mar 19, 2019
- Yang has called the Affordable Care Act a good first step but believes the law didn't do enough to reform the nation's health care system.
- He would shift the country toward a single-payer system, with a focus on salaried physicians and
- The entrepreneur's health care platform also focuses on mental health.
- He has proposed funding artificial intelligence efforts that could improve mental health services and would create a "White House psychologist corps."
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