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President Trump Renews His Commitment to America’s Seniors

Posted on Monday, June 15, 2020
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Seniors TRump Executive Order ill patients“Nothing will ever stop me from fulfilling my solemn duty to America’s seniors.  I’ll use every power at my disposal to lower drug prices, and my administration will always protect Medicare and Social Security, and…preexisting conditions.” – President Trump

President Trump is committed to providing our nation’s seniors with the best quality healthcare at the lowest cost possible.

  • Last year, the President signed an Executive Order to improve and protect Medicare, empowering seniors with more choice and access to quality care.
    • This order will eliminate unnecessary barriers and combat fraud, waste, and abuse in Medicare, improving the program and maximizing freedom for patients and providers.
  • Thanks to President Trump’s efforts to improve healthcare for seniors, Medicare Advantage premiums have fallen 28 percent since 2017 to a 13-year low.
  • Under President Trump’s leadership, the Administration has worked to approve record numbers of generic drugs – offering more affordable options for seniors.
  • President Trump is committed to ending the scourge of surprise medical billing and has ensured that his Administration will always protect Americans with preexisting conditions.

To give seniors better access to the care they need, President Trump is taking action to lower the price of prescription drugs.

  • President Trump has prioritized lowering prescription drug prices and has taken historic steps to do so, including releasing a groundbreaking blueprint to lower drug prices across the country and issuing rules to allow the importation of certain prescription drugs from Canada.
  • The Administration recently announced that many Medicare plans will be offering lower out-of-pocket insulin costs for seniors for the 2021 plan year.
    • This action will provide critical relief to the many Medicare beneficiaries who rely on insulin.
  • For the third year in a row, the average basic premium for Medicare Part D prescription drug prices has declined, saving beneficiaries $1.9 billion in premiums over time.

President Trump has worked tirelessly to protect seniors and ensure that they have access to needed resources during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • President Trump’s “Opening Up America Again” guidelines include direction for states to take special precautions to protect our seniors.
  • The President has taken action to improve the safety of America’s nursing homes, including launching the Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes.
    • The Administration is providing approximately $81 million dedicated to increasing inspections at nursing homes.
  • The Administration is providing support to impacted nursing homes to help ensure quality care for seniors.
    • Just last month, the Administration announced the distribution of nearly $4.9 billion to nursing homes impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • President Trump acted early on in the outbreak to significantly expand Medicare telehealth coverage, allowing seniors to receive the care they need from the safety of their own home.
  • The Administration has worked to expand access to coronavirus testing for seniors, without burdening them with the cost. 
  • The Administration announced nearly $1 billion to provide older Americans with the resources they need during the pandemic, including home-delivered meals.

 

 

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steve
steve
3 years ago

This election is getting boring fast. Can the dems come up with something that is semi-competitive ? I guess I will be in bed before dark on election night. Note to dems: Your best best is to get Soros to hire the best lawyers
possible in every state to contest Trumps election this November. Do they have any other prayer ? I doubt it.
Their only reliable bet is that Soros wants to go broke.

Kim
Kim
3 years ago

Lowering the cost of health care without compromising quality is always a winner. In a conversation with a neighbor last week, she did the typical liberal thing, which is to ask: “Okay, then what’s the Republican plan?”…as if there should be only one. I’ll jot down some of these points and tell her. But we need to prepare a more convincing narrative.
 
Maybe one of the AMAC writers can spell it out succinctly, and compare what the costs would have been under Obamacare. Left to the free marketplace, there should be all sorts of insurance policies. My young neighbor did not buy the concept that competition and the freedom to choose among several private options drives down costs. The problem is that, with Obamacare still blighting the scene like an open sore, we won’t have a truly private insurance sector as long as that scab is still there to be picked. In order to cover those with pre-existing conditions, I suppose there must be some federal regulation.
 
But I have another concern, and that is the cost, to the taxpayers, of Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid and all the other programs that provide a safety net. I recently spent some time in a hospital, and am not looking forward to getting the bill. Yes, Medicare and my supplemental insurance will pay most of it, but, as has happened in the past, I’ll be billed for those procedures Medicare deems above the customary expenditures. But the doctors and nurses did not hesitate to take another vial of blood, or to take blood pressure readings every hour, or to administer certain tests that would have been unnecessary if they had gone straight to the definitive chemical stress test. Now, don’t get me wrong–these health care professionals are exposed every day to microbes that threaten their own lives, and I appreciate their services. But, health care providers and their facilities need to look for ways to cut their costs, too.
 
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