STATES CHRONICLE – After demolishing Obamacare, the next plan of GOP, with Trump’s help, which urges to be accomplished is cutting Medicare’s funds. Since Trump won the election, he together with GOP has fought to substitute and revoke the Affordable Care Act starting with next year. In the US, approximately twenty million Americans are on the verge of losing their Obamacare insurance for the next years.
Thus, the President-elect Donald Trump together with GOP officials are currently pressured to explain what will be the replacement for Obamacare since they have decided to abolish vital elements from this program. Apparently, out of nowhere, Republicans have chosen to implement cut costs and determine a reform of the health care system of the government.
Tom Price, who is the House Budget Committee Chair, has declared on November 24 that GOP will indeed fight to pressure the development of significant cuts and changes in Medicare. This institution represents one of the essential health care programs which served approximately 57 million seniors, being their cornerstone health coverage since 1965.
Price, who Trump believes him to be the director of the Department of Health and Human Services, had stated that Republicans desire to act upon Trump’s administration decision within the first 6 to 8 months of his presidency. The significant factors that matter in their plan include the expanding of the age of eligibility from 65 to 67 and also dismantling the system with support received from the government.
This reinforcement is bound to reimburse the insurance strategies’ costs which were acquired from the open market. During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump had promised to avoid cutting Medicare or Social Security to manipulate government spending, but also to confront deficit problems. Back in 2015, in Iowa, Trump has declared that he is bound to promise Americans that he will not cut the funds of Medicare or Social Security, services for which American citizens paid.
Nevertheless, Medicare’s privatization has been one of the important subjects for Paul Ryan, the House Speaker who has proposed controversial budgets, ideas supported by GOP, but never received the Senate’s approval. Ryan together with many Republican House officials thinks that the results of the election are an authorization which allows them to introduce new regulations, including a Medicare reform.
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