Neal Statement on Medicare Executive Order
SPRINGFIELD, MA – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive order on Medicare:
“As expected, this executive order does little to help the majority of Medicare beneficiaries. Republicans do not want to protect Medicare – President Trump’s latest budget proposal slashes the program by $575 billion, and congressional members of the GOP regularly call for cuts to the benefit. Unsurprisingly, these same officials want to dismantle our entire healthcare system without proposing an alternative plan.
“Meanwhile, Democrats remain committed to strengthening Medicare and have a transformational proposal to bring down prescription drug costs for millions of Americans. Unlike President Trump and his Republican party, we want to put patients first.”