• The future of the nation’s health and retirement security programs is increasingly based on empty promises from a government unwilling to advance solutions that save and strengthen them.
  • This budget strengthens health and retirement security by taking power away from government bureaucrats and empowering patients with control over their care.
  • This budget repeals the new health care law’s unaccountable board of bureaucrats empowered to cut Medicare in ways that would raise costs and jeopardize seniors’ access to care.
  • This budget saves Medicare for current and future generations, with no disruptions for those in and near retirement.
  • For younger workers, when they become eligible, Medicare will provide a premium-support payment and a list of guaranteed coverage options – including a traditional fee-for-service option – from which recipients can choose a plan that best suits their needs.
  • Program growth would be determined by a competitive bidding process – with choice and competition forcing providers to reduce costs and improve quality for seniors.
  • Premium support, competitive bidding, and more assistance for those with lower incomes or greater health care needs will ensure guaranteed affordability for all seniors.
  • This budget also establishes a mechanism that requires action by the President and leaders in Congress to shore up Social Security’s fiscal imbalance.