October 03,2019

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Wyden and Whitehouse Statement on Trump Health Care Smokescreen

Washington, D.C. – Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Senate Finance Committee member Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. today issued a statement following a speech by the president on health care:

“The American people aren’t buying Donald Trump’s scare tactics on health care. Democrats want people to have choices for their health care – whether that’s Medicare Advantage or allowing Americans under 65 to join the program if they choose. Trump and Republicans in Congress are creating a smokescreen to keep pushing junk insurance and manipulating the courts to take away protections for pre-existing conditions. Democrats have a long record of protecting and strengthening Medicare, while Trump recently proposed cutting Medicare by hundreds of billions to pay for a tax windfall for the wealthiest Americans and corporations.”