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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
And Now, Delivering For America's Seniors!
An update on today’s space launch
President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence traveled to Florida today to witness American astronauts launch into space from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade.
Due to bad weather, NASA has postponed the launch to Saturday, May 30, at 3:22 p.m. ET.
“Safety for our crew members Col. Doug Hurley and Col. Bob Behnken is our top priority,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine wrote on Twitter. Coverage for Saturday’s “Launch America” mission will begin at 11 a.m. ET on NASA TV.
🎬 Dr. Ben Carson: How America will beat this virus
During his careeras a pediatric neurosurgeon, HUD Secretary Ben Carson saw firsthand how resilient Americans are in times of crisis and personal difficulty.
Time and again, his patients—along with their families—showed grace and resolve despite the obstacles being thrown in their way. “I am seeing exactly the same thing in our country with the COVID-19 crisis,” he said.
“People coming together—this is the way that we will win.”
Fortunately,that light at the end of the tunnel is coming into view. After months of sacrifice by Americans of all backgrounds to slow the spread of Coronavirus, all 50 states are in a position to begin reopening now or very soon. Many states already have.
Before Coronavirus, America was in the midst of an economic rejuvenation. Historically marginalized communities, including African-American and Hispanic Americans, were witnessing near-record-low unemployment and poverty rates just a few months ago. The same was true for women and Americans without a college degree.
Now, the Trump Administration is working hard “to bring that renewal back again and make it even stronger and better than it ever was before,” Secretary Carson says.
“For hundreds and thousands of seniors enrolled in Medicare—that’s a big deal—participating plans will cap cost at just $35 a month per type of insulin, and some plans may offer it free,” President Trump said from the Rose Garden.
“In the past, Obamacare prevented insurance providers from competing to offer lower costs for seniors. There was no competition—there was no anything—and they ran away with what took place. And the seniors were horribly hurt.”
One in three seniors on Medicare suffers from diabetes, and over 3.3 million of these beneficiaries use at least one type of insulin. These patients have seen their out-of-pocket costs skyrocket—but thanks to President Trump, that’s about to change.