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May 23, 2017
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Price: “President’s budget answers the call to fix what’s wrong in Washington"

President Donald J. Trump’s America First budget outlines the Administration’s priorities within the federal government and addresses critical needs across the country. The budget makes the necessary investments to support the mission of the Health and Human Services Department to enhance the health and well-being of Americans. HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D., who is currently representing the United States at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, released the following statement about the Department’s budget:

“Within the framework of President Trump’s budget, the Department of Health and Human Services is focused on making strategic investments to protect the health and well-being of all Americans. Our budget focuses resources on direct health services and patient-centered care. It also ensures that important programs like Medicaid serve our most vulnerable citizens – the people such programs are intended to help.

“We are releasing today a budget that outlines a clear path toward fiscal responsibility by creating efficiencies that both improve services and save money. We are taking action to address our collapsing healthcare system and provide relief from the burdensome rules and mandates of Obamacare.

“Remember, Americans living in one-third of our nation’s counties now have only one option and no choices for health coverage. Premiums continue to rise. More money isn’t the answer; replacing a broken system is.

“The President’s budget answers the call to fix what’s wrong in Washington. We look forward to working with Congress to implement these important first steps toward patient-centered healthcare and creating a system that is sustainable, innovative, flexible and responsive.”

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Last revised: May 23, 2017

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