WASHINGTON, D.C. – Medicare is a promise that has been made to current and future seniors. It’s a promise that ought to be kept. Unfortunately, right now, it is a promise that is going broke. According to the Medicare trustees, the program’s hospital insurance trust fund will be insolvent in 2028. Doing nothing is not an option. The good news: we have other options.
As House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) explains in today’s video release:
“You can’t continue the current system, because the current system is going broke. So we believe that we need to transition to a system that allows seniors the opportunity to be able to stay in the Medicare system voluntarily if that’s what they want to do. Or, to transition to a kind of coverage that they select – again, voluntarily – for themselves. Something that might provide better coverage for them; might provide more wellness coverage for them or preventative services for them…something that’s much more responsive to them.”
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By putting in place policies that provide seniors more choices, we can have a system that not only guarantees Medicare will continue in the years to come but also saves money for beneficiaries and American taxpayers.
It is reckless and irresponsible for Washington to put the health security of seniors in jeopardy by letting Medicare continue down the road to insolvency. That is why House Republicans have a plan to save, strengthen, and secure this important program for today’s seniors and tomorrow’s retirees. To learn more, go to Better.GOP.