Clinton plan to cut health costs includes tax credits, more sick visits

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in the gymnasium of Moulton Elementary School in Des MoinesDemocratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unveiled a plan on Wednesday to lower out-of-pocket health costs, including expanded coverage of sick visits to the doctor and tax credits for those with substantial medical bills. Clinton, who has promised to build on President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare initiative, also pledged to try to strengthen efforts to block or modify what her campaign called “unreasonable” health insurance rate increases. Clinton’s campaign released the proposals a day after her plan to battle drug “price gouging” battered shares in some pharmaceutical companies.

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