Levin Statement on 2017 Medicare Trustees Report

Jul 13, 2017 Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (MI-09), Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, today released the following statement on the 2017 Medicare Trustees Report:

“The Medicare Trustees Report highlights the success of the Affordable Care Act in placing the Medicare program on sounder financial footing. It is also a stark reminder of the harmful consequences of Republican proposals to roll back this progress by raiding the Trust Fund to finance tax cuts for the wealthy, as voted on by my House colleagues. Moreover, the Trustees Report underscores the urgent need for Congress to act to rein in prescription drug costs, which contributed to an increase in Part D spending. Continued inaction by Congress and the Trump Administration to address this crisis threatens both the future of Medicare and the overall health security of the American people.”