Donald Trump promised during the campaign not to touch Medicare. Reince Priebus repeated that position today.
While Republicans move forward with efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, President-elect Donald Trump has no plans to cut Medicare or Social Security, incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said today on “This Week.”
““That’s his position and that’s the position that he’s going to be taking. There are no plans in President-elect Trump’s policies moving forward to touch Medicare and Social Security,” Priebus told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.
The problem is that he also said Donald Trump wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Do Mr. Priebus and Mr. Trump know that the ACA extended Medicare’s solvency to 2028? Do they know that the ACA will close the Medicare “Donut Hole” in 2020? Do they know that ACA provides preventative screenings to Medicare participants? Obviously, they do not or they would not be so eager to repeal the ACA. If they really care about Medicare they would not want to repeal ACA because repealing ACA touches Medicare and it touches it in a bad way.