Donald Trump

Will Trump’s Drug Plan Reduce Costs For Seniors On Medicare?

The Trump Administration is heavily promoting what it calls its “Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs.” But will the plan reduce out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries? The answer is: Not by much, at least not very soon. And, in some cases, it could even make drugs more costly. The first problem is that the paper really isn’t [...]

By |2018-05-30T14:35:35-04:00May 30th, 2018|Donald Trump, Medicare|2 Comments

Trump’s Budget Framework Points To Big Cuts In Programs For Seniors

President Trump’s initial budget framework would slash programs for seniors and younger people with disabilities, especially those aiming to remain at home rather than move to a nursing home or other residential care. Combined with the House GOP’s proposed health plan, it may severely limit access to federally-funded medical care, personal assistance, and other supports and services. The Trump fiscal [...]

By |2017-03-17T09:02:29-04:00March 17th, 2017|Donald Trump|3 Comments

How Trump May Remake Medicare

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump was largely silent on Medicare, though he often suggested he’d leave the program untouched. Not any more. It now looks as if Trump may push for major changes in the principal health care program for older adults and some younger people with disabilities. But what will he do? He has not said, but House [...]

By |2016-11-16T13:51:41-04:00November 16th, 2016|Donald Trump, Medicare|0 Comments

What The Trump Presidency Means for Seniors

The election of Donald Trump, along with continued Republican majorities in the House and Senate, will likely result in major cuts in federal programs that benefit older adults and younger people with disabilities. Some of the programs that could be targeted: Medicaid, important reforms in the way health care is delivered through Medicare, and services funded through the Older Americans [...]