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President Trump's visit to Sumter County for Medicare event rescheduled for Oct. 3

Posted: 12:55 PM, Sep 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-07 13:14:13-04
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SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. — President Donald Trump's original trip to Central Florida in August has been rescheduled for Thursday, Oct. 3, according to a White House official.

President Trump's visit to The Villages in Sumter County was postponed in the wake of the mass shootings that took place in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio on Aug. 3.

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While at The Villages on Oct. 3, the President is expected to sign an Executive Order in relation to protecting and improving the Medicare program in the United States.

The White House released the following statement with the announcement of the rescheduled visit:

"From day one, President Trump and his Administration have worked to provide seniors with high-quality, affordable care in the Medicare program and improved options through Medicare Advantage.

These efforts complement the President’s work to improve America’s healthcare system such as lowering drug prices, expanding access to affordable healthcare coverage options for those left behind by Obamacare, and improving care for Americans suffering from conditions like HIV/AIDS and kidney disease.

Nine in 10 seniors view the quality of their healthcare and coverage under Medicare positively. It enables them to choose their own doctors and choose what type of healthcare – fee for service or privately run Medicare Advantage – works best for them. Others in the swamp want to take away seniors’ choices and centralize more power in Washington with “Medicare for All,” which runs counter to our Nation’s commitment to Medicare beneficiaries. The Trump Administration understands the important steps we must take to secure and improve Medicare for Americans for generations to come."