Hillary Clinton to Propose Obamacare Reforms

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.