Winning: Trump executive order to protect and improve Medicare; lowest unemployment rate in 50 years

Yesterday, Oct. 3, 2019, while President Trump was in The Villages, Florida, he fired his first shot to counter Bernie Sanders and other Democrats’ socialist scheme of “Medicare for all”.

See “$16.2 trillion tax hikes to fund millionaire-socialist Bernie Sanders’ Medicare For All plan

Trump warned: “Medicare is under threat like never before. Almost every major Democrat in Washington has backed a massive government healthcare takeover that would obliterate Medicare.”

Trump announced a new executive order to protect and improve Medicare by:

  • Empowering senior citizens by giving them more plan choices, more access to telehealth and new therapies, and more time with providers.
  • Streamlining the approval of therapies, while reducing obstacles to improved patient care.
  • Improving quality by implementing reforms that better link payments to value.
  • Protecting beneficiaries by eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse.
  • Maximizing freedom for Medicare patients and providers by reducing regulatory burdens and eliminating unnecessary barriers.

President Trump had already undertaken the following improvements to Medicare and other health plans:

  • Lowered Medicare Advantage premiums next year to their lowest level since 2007, a 28% decrease since 2017.
  • Lowered Medicare Part D premiums next year to their lowest in the last 7 years.
  • Decreased prescription drug prices in 2018 for the first year in nearly five decades.
  • Led to the FDA approving a record number of generic drugs in 2017 and 2018 that will improve competition and drive down prices, saving $26 billion through the first year and a half of President Trump’s Administration.
  • Laid the foundation to start importing certain prescription drugs that are cheaper in other countries.
  • Increased the number of Medicare Advantage plans available to  seniors by nearly 1,200 over the last two years.
  • Expanded Association Health Plans, making it easier for employers to join together and offer more affordable health coverage to their employees.
  • Expanded the availability of short-term, limited duration health plans, which offer flexible coverage options and can be up to 60% cheaper than Obamacare plans.
  • Worked to ensure hospitals cannot hide prices for their services, requiring them to publicize more data and put quality and price information into patients’ hands.
  • Signed legislation ending “gag” clauses that prevented pharmacists from providing patients with information about lower cost options.
  • Signed legislation ending Obamacare’s individual mandate penalty, which forced many Americans to buy health plans they did not want.
  • Worked to provide electronic health records to patients by requiring providers to give patients their data.

Meanwhile, this morning’s jobless figures are impressive.

Alexandra Steigrad reports for the New York Post that U.S. unemployment rate fell to a 50-year low last month, dropping to 3.5% and matching a level last seen in December 1969. The jobless rate for Hispanics also hit a new record low, while the jobless rate for African Americans is at its lowest level ever.

The rate of discouraged workers and the underemployed also fell, declining 0.3 percent points to 6.9%, the lowest level in nearly 19 years.

No wonder the Demonrats and the never-Trump RINOs are more crazed and rabid than they’ve ever been, determined to remove this President by impeachment or by outright violence. Former RINO governor of Massachusetts William Weld actually called for Trump to be executed.

Please pray for President Trump.

~Éowyn

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TrailDust
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As was heard at the beginning of Trump’s presidential campaign, “Let Donald be Donald.” He knows what he’s doing, so let’s get out of his way.

Marcia Walsh
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that’s my president!

DCG
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Excellent.

Meanwhile the impeachment, I mean coup, continues to be exposed: “Colleague Catherine Herridge rpts ICIG Atkinson told lawmakers the whistleblower did not disclose to the ICI that he contacted Schiff’s committee.”

If true, that’s a felony.

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2019/10/04/thats-a-felony-guess-what-the-whistleblower-reportedly-did-not-feel-the-need-to-blow-the-whistle-about-with-the-ig/

Alma
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I can imagine Donald J. Trump as the CEO conducting a board meeting!!!

Alma
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Congratulations Mr. President, You are a man of your words.

The Rabid Pitbull
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The Rabid Pitbull

I like this website and I like Trump more than the alternatives,but let’s be honest about the economy. It’s not looking good. Trump, like his predecessors, is spending us into bankruptcy. I don’t believe the 50 year low in unemployment. Many of the jobs currently available are low paying, part time jobs. And many jobs are based on this current housing bubble which will surely come crashing down with grave consequences. But I realize if these demorats seize control, they will certainly run the economy off a cliff.

Jackie Puppet
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I don’t subscribe to record low unemployment either. I know it’s lower than during the Obama regime, and probably during the past few decades, but at the same time, the numbers never include those who gave up looking., because the “definition” of unemployment was changed to eliminate those millions, and each part-time job is counted as full-time. John Williams of ShadowStats.com gives a much truer unemployment picture. I’ve seen many vacant office & retail spaces, and new warehouses built 2-3 years ago, that are still unoccupied; not to mention people being laid off. Trump deserves credit for doing what he… Read more »

Alma
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Well, I didn’t believe Bill Clinton’s numbers either!

Truckjunkie
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Truckjunkie

Call me old fashioned,but I STILL don’t believe a President can be impeached for an unsubstantiated phone call reported as third-hand info from a “whistle-blower who can’t even be identified. President Trump SHOULD be filing charges against EVERYONE in this subversive cabal and having them all arrested for a SECOND attempt to overthrow the Government.
We’ve had crooked Democrats before,but NEVER have they been so blatantly lawless and ANTI-AMERICAN. I stand by my assessment that the DNC fulfills ALL the parameters commonly used to define a Domestic Terrorist Organization.

Alma
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Yep, there are many forms of domestic terrorism being perpetrated against the citizens by the corrupt demoKrats.

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