I’m sure many viewers found the detailed health policy conversation boring in Sunday night’s presidential debate. Trump’s waving off a question about Monica Lewinsky to name-check Dan Diamond’s Andy Slavitt interview didn’t go unnoticed among health wonks. Who knew that Trump was so into the details of MACRA or the various efforts to stabilize marketplace risk pools? I’ll have to do some digging to figure out if Trump got all the details right.
Oh, you watched a different debate? One in which one candidate evinced no basic familiarity with any aspect of health policy? And in which the other candidate was never asked what she might actually do to improve ACA’s challenges given the reality of a polarized Congress? This guy did, too, more here at healthinsurance.org
PS: bonus footage of Betsey McCaughey, the Trump campaign’s most visible health policy voice. (h/t @AllyRoche).
THIS. REALLY. JUST. HAPPENED. pic.twitter.com/LiTbQnMYrL
— ally (@AllyRoche) October 11, 2016