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Donald Trump knows nothing about Medicare, health care or Democrats: Talker
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Donald Trump knows nothing about Medicare, health care or Democrats: Talker

Author Topher Spiro explains why President Donald Trump's critique of "Medicare for All" is flawed.

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  • Topher Spiro

President Donald Trump’s column attacking “Medicare for All” was filled with falsehoods to distract voters from the truth: He and his party are on a wildly unpopular mission to gut Medicare and protections for pre-existing conditions.

This year, House Republicans proposed to cut Medicare spending by $537 billion over the next 10 years. For many years, they have proposed to radically privatize Medicare into a voucher system, shifting costs to beneficiaries.

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Authors

Topher Spiro

Vice President, Health Policy; Senior Fellow