|President Trump Rolls Out ‘America First’ Healthcare Plan Aimed at Protecting Preexisting Conditions|
Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order on the America First Healthcare Plan—”aimed at reforming the healthcare system; the measures include expanding choice, lowering prescription drug prices, protecting coverage for preexisting conditions and ending ‘surprise billing,'” Reagan McCarthy reports. “The president’s order criticizes [Obamacare], pointing to the law’s failure to expand coverage and reduce the price of premiums.”
🎬 WATCH: President Trump unveils America First Healthcare Plan!
When Conventional Wisdom Gets Downright Dangerous
“The problem with conventional wisdom is not that it is always wrong. The rub is that the majority of ‘experts’ unthinkingly and habitually mouth its validity until they ensure that it becomes static, unchanging, and immune from reexamination and dissent—an intolerant religious orthodoxy that finally become dangerous,” Victor Davis Hanson writes.
Supreme Court Justice Confirmations in Election Years Are Common — Despite Dem Complaints
“Confirming Supreme Court justices when both parties control the White House and Senate in an election year is perfectly normal. Indeed, it may be the most normal thing Washington does in this most unusual year,” Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) writes. Now, the left is issuing threats: “If Republicans exercise political power, Democrats will respond by abusing theirs.”
🎬 Press Secretary: The far left is in control of the Democrat Party
White House Targets Historically Black Colleges for Rapid COVID-19 Tests
“In an effort to prevent potential COVID-19 outbreaks in high-risk communities, the Trump administration said it has started shipping rapid coronavirus tests to more than three dozen historically Black colleges and universities . . . Each school is expected to receive between 3,000 and 10,000 tests initially, and they will be resupplied ‘as often as they need,'” Francesca Chambers and Grace Asiegbu report.
More Than 300 People From 29 States Arrested for Crimes Under Guise of ‘Peaceful’ Protests, Justice Department Says
“More than 40 of the 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices have filed charges alleging crimes including arson, burglary, and felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, among others,” Marlo Safi reports. “While peaceful protests have taken place, riots have erupted in many cities, causing extensive damage and even resulting in numerous deaths.”
🎬 WATCH: President Trump supports peaceful protest, not lawlessness!
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|President Trump traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina, this afternoon where he just unveiled his America First Healthcare Plan.|
“We will ensure the highest standard of care anywhere in the world: cutting-edge treatments, state-of-the-art medicine, groundbreaking cures, and true health security for you and your loved ones,” the President said.
🎬 President Trump: Better care at a lower cost with more choice!
The America First plan has three goals: more choice, lower costs, and better care. It includes protections for pre-existing conditions, measures to stop surprise medical bills, and rules to guarantee price transparency so patients aren’t left completely in the dark.
The result is that Americans will have more control over their own healthcare dollars rather than ceding power to Washington politicians or powerful corporations.
Unlike socialized medicine, President Trump’s plan puts working families first with: MORE CHOICE: Patients will be in charge of their care, not bureaucrats at some faraway Federal agency. When President Trump took office, more than half of U.S. counties offered plans from only a single insurance provider on the individual market. As of next month, more than 90 percent of American counties will have multiple options to choose from.
LOWER COSTS: For years, patients have been shocked to receive unexpected bills for thousands of dollars in medical services they never even agreed to. President Trump’s plan bans this deeply unfair practice and ends surprise medical billing. “The days of ripping off American patients are over,” he said.
BETTER CARE: With new ways for Medicare to pay providers, Americans will have access to doctors they trust—whenever they are needed. President Trump is also making sure that politicians don’t get in the way of much-needed research and innovation, ensuring Americans access to the best health care in the world.
President Trump’s plan puts American patients first. Unfortunately, under pressure from the far left, Democrats have endorsed healthcare legislation that would result in rationing care, keeping patients on waitlists, and driving the best doctors away from practicing medicine.
“The Democrat Party is pushing a socialist nightmare,” President Trump said.
Americans want real choice, affordability, and quality in their medical care. They don’t want radical politicians playing games with their health and safety to get votes.
Under this President, America’s families and seniors will always be protected.
📖 Read about President Trump’s America First Healthcare Plan!
🎬 WATCH: “The Democrat Party is pushing a socialist nightmare.”
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President Trump signs an executive order on the America First Healthcare Plan in Charlotte, North Carolina | September 24, 2020
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|“Over the course of 14 monthly ‘blitz operations,’ a decidedly unlucky 13% of the Made-in-China packages inspected have contained a type of counterfeit product or other contraband that can defraud, harm, or even kill Americans,” write Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan and Assistant to the President Peter Navarro in Fox Business.|
“On a daily basis, nearly 90,000 Americans are being assaulted in one form or another through small parcel mail by unscrupulous Made-in-China exporters.”
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The Department of Justice introduced draft legislation to Congress yesterday aimed at curtailing Big Tech’s liability shields. “Currently, online platforms have been able to weaponize government protections initially implemented to encourage stripping down obscene content to selectively censor unwelcome narratives, i.e., conservative viewpoints,” Tristan Justice reports in The Federalist.
“In an effort to prevent potential COVID-19 outbreaks in high-risk communities, the Trump administration said it has started shipping rapid coronavirus tests to more than three dozen historically Black colleges and universities . . . Each school is expected to receive between 3,000 and 10,000 tests initially, and they will be resupplied ‘as often as they need,'” Francesca Chambers and Grace Asiegbu report for McClatchyDC.
“Since the city of Portland disbanded its gun violence reduction team July 1, shootings have increased and homicide hit a 30-year high. According to [Portland Police Association President Daryl] Turner, Portland Mayor and police commissioner Ted Wheeler has realized defunding the police force ‘was a mistake,'” Angelica Stabile reports. Read more in Fox News.
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|‘A No-Fail Mission’: Army Special Operator Recounts ISIS-Hostage Rescue for Which He Will Receive Medal of Honor|
–Stars And Stripes
President Trump will present the Medal of Honor today to Sergeant Major Thomas Payne, who braved machine gun fire on October 22, 2015, to save ISIS-held prisoners from a burning jail in northern Iraq. “Payne will receive the Medal of Honor on the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the primary event that convinced him to join the military, as thousands of other Americans did,” Corey Dickstein reports.
🎬 WATCH LIVE AT 3 p.m. ET: President Trump presents Medal of Honor
Remembering Flight 93 and Heroes of 9/11
This morning, President Trump and the First Lady visited the Flight 93 Memorial near Shanksville, Pa., where 40 brave passengers and crew sacrificed their lives to protect fellow Americans. “This Patriot Day, I encourage all Americans to honor the memories of the nearly 3,000 precious lives we lost on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as every hero who has given his or her life since that day,” Interior Secretary David Bernhardt writes.
🎬 President Trump: We are forever in debt to these Americans
Threats Have Evolved Since Sept. 11, but DHS Stands Ready to Protect the Nation
“The American creed is precious and precarious, only as secure as the state of our homeland. The terrorists of Sept. 11 targeted America, believing our freedom made us vulnerable. They were wrong. The commitment of our people to liberty and self-governance was not shaken in the face of terrorism, it was redoubled,” Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf writes.
Trump Says US ‘Will Always Fight Back’ During 9/11 Ceremony in Shanksville, Pa.
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“The heroes of Flight 93 are an everlasting reminder that no matter the danger, no matter the threat, no matter the odds, America will always rise up, stand tall and fight back,” President Trump said today. En route to Pennsylvania, the President led a moment of silence aboard Air Force One at 8:46 a.m. ET—the moment when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, Steven Nelson reports.
🎬 WATCH: Vice President Pence visits 9/11 Memorial in New York
Recovered COVID-19 Patient Thrilled To Give Back By Donating Plasma
“Employees at the Red Cross said [donating plasma] is a simple way for people who recover from COVID-19 to turn around and help someone else. The plasma donations could save someone’s life whose body is struggling to fight COVID-19 . . . The machine works while the patient sits back and relaxes,” Sawyer Buccy reports.
Learn more: How to donate plasma if you’ve recovered from COVID-19
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|Read the White House’s official response to Speaker Pelosi and Democrat leaders|
This evening, the White House sent an eight-page letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House Democrat leaders, responding to the unprecedented, unconstitutional “impeachment inquiry” launched against President Donald J. Trump.
The letter, written by White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, lays out how Democrat leaders designed a politically motivated inquiry that violates the constitutionally mandated due process protections:
You have denied the President the right to cross-examine witnesses, to call witnesses, to receive transcripts of testimony, to have access to evidence, to have counsel present, and many other basic rights guaranteed to all Americans. You have conducted your proceedings in secret. You have violated civil liberties and the separation of powers by threatening Executive Branch officials, claiming that you will seek to punish those who exercise fundamental constitutional rights and prerogatives. All of this violates the Constitution, the rule of law, and every past precedent. Never before in our history has the House of Representatives—under the control of either political party—taken the American people down the dangerous path you seem determined to pursue.
The facts are clear. The House Democrats’ “impeachment inquiry,” undertaken without a single vote of authorization by the full House—an astonishing breach of precedent—is constitutionally invalid and violates both basic due process rights and the separation of powers. By the admission of its own advocates in Congress, it plainly seeks to reverse the election of 2016 and to influence the election of 2020. Not only is there no legitimate basis for the inquiry, but the committees’ actions in pursuing it themselves raise serious questions that demand full transparency with the American people.
Read the White House’s full response to Speaker Pelosi and Democrat leaders.How President Trump is securing our border—without Congress’ help
At a White House briefing today, Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan announced the fourth straight month of a sharp decline in illegal immigrant apprehensions along America’s southwest border.
In September, just over 52,000 apprehensions occurred—a stunning improvement from the 144,000 in May.
Acting Commissioner Morgan: The President’s actions are working.
How did this happen? It’s not because Congress finally stepped up after decades of broken promises and inaction. Instead, President Trump combined stricter enforcement of long-neglected laws with tough negotiations between the United States and its neighbors to the south. Today, for example, Mexico is helping to address the flow of illegal caravans that had been marching unimpeded through Mexico to the U.S. border.
Part of this renewed enforcement, of course, includes building the wall.
The work is far from finished, however. The underlying cause of our country’s immigration crisis—incentives in our laws to circumvent America’s safe, legal, and fair immigration system—are still there. If Congressional Democrats continue to insist on outsourcing control of our borders to criminal smugglers and cartels, both American citizens and migrant families will suffer.
“The bottom line: We still need Congress to pass meaningful legislation to address our broken legal framework when it comes to immigration,” Acting Commissioner Morgan said. “And while Congress has failed to bring a single piece of meaningful legislation to the floor, this President and this Administration is doing exactly what he promised to the American people.”
Watch: The media won’t report it, but our Border Patrol officers are saving lives!
Mile by mile: We are building the border wall.
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