Donald Trump Claimed Dems "Harmed Seniors by Slashing Medicare by More Than $800 Billion"
Type: Misleading StatementsOct 10 2018 Severity: Targeted: Democrats in CongressAbout: Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) & Medicare
President Trump wrote an op-ed for USA Today, regarding a program promoted by Sen. Bernie Sanders to expand Medicare to all Americans, which was known as Medicare-for-All. Trump made a misleading claim that Democrats harmed seniors by "slashing" Medicare by $800 billion to pay for Obamacare. In actuality, most of that money was taken from providers, not beneficiaries, who as a result of such health care law, ended up with new benefits. Republicans and Trump's administration had pocketed almost all of the savings from their reductions in Medicare.
Quote | He misleadingly claimed in an op-ed that Dems had hurt seniors with their budget plans.
“Democrats have already harmed seniors by slashing Medicare by more than $800 billion over 10 years to pay for Obamacare,” Trump wrote in an op-ed, bashing Democrats' cuts to Medicare.
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