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Statement: The President Can’t Stop Lying About Medicare for All

Thursday, October 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        

October 10th, 2018

Contact: Dylan Dusseault

dylan@businessinitiative.org

202-559-1992

Businessinitiative.org

 

Statement: The President Can’t Stop Lying About Medicare for All

President Trump penned an Op-ed this week attacking supporters of Medicare for All, claiming that they were going to “eviscerate Medicare” and threaten American seniors.

This is, of course, a lie. Medicare for All would expand Medicare benefits, including coverage for dental and vision, lower prescription drug prices, and give beneficiaries the ability to visit any doctor or hospital of their choosing. It would dramatically improve healthcare for senior citizens while also expanding health care to every single person in the United States.

While Medicare for All advocates have been fighting for Universal Health Care, President Trump and Republicans in Congress have attempted to force through plans that put people with pre-existing conditions at risk, made major cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, and threatened to kick tens of millions off their health insurance.

“Insurance and pharmaceutical companies have spent years abusing our broken campaign finance system, and this is their reward.” Said Wendell Potter, a former health insurance executive turned advocate, who sits on the Board of Business Initiative for Health Policy “The President will parrot their talking points for them, no matter how much harm his pro-industry plans will do to the American people”.

To learn more or to schedule an interview please contact Dylan Dusseault at dylan@businessinitiative.org or by calling 202-559-1992.

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About the Business Initiative for Health Policy

 Business Initiative for Health Policy (BIHP) is a public education and advocacy campaign led and advised by CEO’s, other business leaders, economists, former health industry insiders, and health policy experts. The goal of the Business Initiative is to advance health policy solutions that 1) ensure the on-going competitiveness of American business, 2) enhance economic growth and 3) provide full coverage for American citizens. Members of the Business Initiative for Health Policy believe that a healthy citizenry is a prerequisite to a stable and prosperous nation, and that the current structure of the health care and health care insurance industries is damaging American businesses and the economy.

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