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The White House • October 3, 2019
President Trump is protecting Medicare for America’s seniors
Today, President Donald J. Trump traveled to The Villages, Florida, outlining how he will protect Medicare for our Nation’s seniors. In doing so, he offered a clear contrast to Congressional Democrats’ socialist takeover vision for the public.
A message to America’s seniors: “No one will lay a hand on your Medicare benefits.”
“I made you a sacred pledge that I would strengthen, protect, and defend Medicare for our senior citizens,” President Trump said. “Today, I will sign a historic executive order that does exactly that: We are making your Medicare even better—and we are not letting anyone take it away.”
The newly signed Executive Order will improve service to American seniors in many ways. First, it will empower patients by giving them more plan choices, more access to new therapies, and more time with providers. It will also maximize freedom for patients and providers by reducing regulatory burdens and eliminating unnecessary barriers.
But most important, it will improve the fiscal sustainability of Medicare overall, ensuring that it will always be there for those who need it most.
In the Sunshine State alone, more than 4.5 million people are currently enrolled in Medicare. Today’s announcement was just the latest bit of welcome news for Floridians as part of the President’s economic agenda for working Americans. More than 550,000 jobs have been added there since the election, and the state’s unemployment rate has been reduced from 4.7 percent to 3.3 percent.
“Medicare is under threat like never before. Almost every major Democrat in Washington has backed a massive government healthcare takeover that would obliterate Medicare.”
The left’s “Medicare-for-All” vision is a dangerous proposal, to put it lightly, threatening to end the Medicare program as we know it and eliminate choice for America’s seniors. If it is ever implemented, the end result would be Medicare-for-none.
Democrats lied about Obamacare then. They’re lying about Medicare-for-All now.

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President Trump speaks with reporters prior to his trip to The Villages, Florida | October 3, 2019

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