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Engel Statement on Republican Attempts to Sabotage Medicare

Engel Statement on Republican Attempts to Sabotage Medicare

Congressman Eliot L. Engel released the following statement on the 2018 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report:

“Yesterday’s report provides further proof that the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans’ irresponsible policies are hurting American families. By repealing the individual mandate, driving up individual market premiums, and increasing the rate of uncompensated care, the GOP is expected to drain the Medicare trust fund years sooner than anticipated. Their willingness to cut vital health programs is due in no small part to the tax scam they passed, which blew an additional trillion dollar hole in the deficit. So, to pay the price for their giveaways to the top 1 percent, Republicans are willing to sacrifice seniors’ health care.

“Just this week, we also learned that New Yorkers’ health insurance premiums are set to rise because of Republicans’ continued sabotage of our health care system. I am outraged that Americans, especially New Yorkers, are being forced to pay for the GOP’s political ploys. I will continue to hold the GOP accountable for their reckless governing.”