Democrats’ “Medicare For All” plan would eliminate Medicare and private insurance, President Trump wrote in a rare USA Today op-ed published Wednesday. Trump wrote that the $32 trillion single payer health care plan proposed by Bernie Sanders and embraced by many Democrats would gut health insurance as we know it. That’s a threat to senior citizens as well as the private insurance plans most Americans use, Trump wrote, and combining it with open borders would be a taxpayer nightmare. 123 Dems in the House and 15 in the Senate have officially co-sponsored the costly Sanders bill.
—QUOTABLE: “Republicans believe that a Medicare program that was created for seniors and paid for by seniors their entire lives should always be protected and preserved. I am committed to resolutely defending Medicare and Social Security from the radical socialist plans of the Democrats.” -Trump op-ed