Clinton laments that the nation has not yet invested enough in basic medical research, and that there’s too much inaction over innovative science around healthcare. “I will work to ensure that our scientific community and regulatory system are promoting innovation and will increase funding for biomedical research across all diseases,” she declares, mentioning HIV, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.
She also notes that, as every rational person would agree, a woman’s personal health decisions should be made by herself, not partisan lawmakers. Clinton will defend the right to abortion, contraceptives, and sexual healthcare – “not just in principle, but in practice.”
The Democratic presidential nominee is no stranger to this type of medical opinion piece. Back in 2006, she co-authored another on health care with President Barack Obama for the very same journal. The commander-in-chief still holds the top academic spot, though – he recently wrote an academic article on Obamacare, providing peer-reviewed data on how it’s been working.
In stark juxtaposition stands Donald Trump, a man who can’t quite remember if climate change is a hoax created by the Chinese, or if vaccines give people autism. This clueless insult generator recently told Scientific American that “in a time of limited resources,” public health spending may not provide “the greatest bang for the buck.” The NEJM contacted Trump to ask about his healthcare proposals, but he did not reply.
Clinton, meanwhile, concluded her op-ed by stating that “improving the health and well-being of kids and families has been the most important cause of my life.” America – the choice is yours.
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