Hillary Clinton will roll out her proposed changes to President Obama’s Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, focusing lowering the cost of prescription drugs.
While the Democratic front-runner has long been a supporter of Obamacare, dating back to the 1990s, she has had her own, somewhat differing views on healthcare reform. Her plan, which she will introduce at a community forum in Iowa on Tuesday, will showcase some of those differences.
In the run-up to Clinton’s healthcare event, her campaign has complained that “price gouging … in the specialty drug market is outrageous” and said that would soon lay out a plan to tackle it.
Additionally, Clinton has committed to changing the law’s small business mandate, which requires businesses with 50 or more full-time employees to provide health insurance or pay a penalty fee. In a February 2014 speech she spoke of the perils of Obamacare forcing businesses to hire employees part-time, rather than full time, in order to ensure that they don’t have to pay extra for healthcare allowances.