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Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, President Trump and Democratic Nominee Joe Biden Offer Widely Different Views on Health Care

New Side-by-Side Comparison Highlights Where the Two Candidates Stand on a Range of Health Issues

President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden hold widely divergent views on health issues, with the president’s record and response to the coronavirus pandemic likely to play a central role in November’s elections.

A new KFF side-by-side comparison examines President Trump’s record and former Vice President Biden’s positions across a wide range of key health issues, including the response to the pandemic, the Affordable Care Act marketplace, Medicaid, Medicare, drug prices, reproductive health, HIV, mental health and opioids, immigration and health coverage, and health costs.

The resource provides a concise overview of the candidates’ positions on a range of health policy issues. While the Biden campaign has put forward many specific proposals, the Trump campaign has offered few new proposals for addressing health care in a second term and is instead running on his record in office.

It is part of KFF’s ongoing efforts to provide useful information related to the health policy issues relevant for the 2020 elections, including policy analysis, polling, and journalism. Find more on our Election 2020 resource page.

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