NEW: Trump’s MAGA Minions Push Plan to Gut Health Care, Social Security, Medicare, and Reproductive Freedoms

In response to the Republican Study Committee pushing a blueprint to threaten health care protections for 100 million Americans, gut Social Security and Medicare, and threaten IVF and ban medication abortion, DNC Rapid Response Director Alex Floyd released the following statement: 

“Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans in Congress are campaigning on an agenda that is so toxic with voters you’d think they were trying to lose the election. The American people want more accessible health care, more freedoms, and greater retirement security – but Donald Trump and his MAGA Minions are running to take all of that away. The new MAGA budget blueprint would rip away health care protections from more than 100 million Americans with preexisting conditions, gut Social Security and Medicare for our seniors, and threaten access to IVF for Americans trying to start or grow their family. Americans keep rejecting this extreme, out-of-touch platform at the ballot box, and they’ll do it again this November.” 

The Republican Study Committe’s budget proposes raising the retirement age and slashing Social Security and Medicare – which comes after Donald Trump said JUST LAST WEEK “there is a lot you can do” to gut both programs that millions of American families rely on.

Bloomberg: “Republicans Call for Retirement Age Hike in Clash With Biden”

“The largest caucus of House Republicans called for an increase in the Social Security retirement age Wednesday, setting up a clash with President Joe Biden over spending on popular entitlement programs.”

“The Republican Study Committee, which comprises about 80% of House Republicans, called for the Social Security eligibility age to be tied to life expectancy in its fiscal 2025 budget proposal.”

“The Republican Study Committee, meanwhile, called for policy changes that would reduce spending on Social Security by $1.5 trillion and Medicare by $1.2 trillion over the next decade.”

Joe Kernen, CNBC: “Have you changed your outlook on how to handle entitlements, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid?”


Trump: “So first of all, there is a lot you can do in terms of entitlements, in terms of cutting.”

Vox: “Trump just opened the door to Social Security cuts. Take him seriously.”

NBC News: “Trump floats ‘cutting’ retirement spending, drawing quick pushback from Biden”

Forbes: “Trump Floats ‘Cutting’ Spending On Entitlements Like Social Security And Medicare”

Washington Post: “Each of [Trump’s] White House budget proposals included cuts to Social Security and Medicare programs.”

As Trump is campaigning on repealing the Affordable Care Act, the RSC’s proposed budget threatens to raise drug prices and rip away protections that more than 100 million Americans with preexisting conditions rely on.

Axios: “RSC budget revives conservative health priorities”

“The Republican Study Committee today laid out a budget proposal that suggests a health policy blueprint if the GOP controls the White House and at least one chamber of Congress next year.

“The health care section… calls for killing the Inflation Reduction Act and its drug price provisions. … It would remove many of the Affordable Care Act’s protections for pre-existing conditions.”

Daily Beast: “Trump Revives Plan to Dismantle Obamacare if Elected in 2024”

HuffPost: “Donald Trump says he is still interested in repealing the Affordable Care Act, which means health care for tens of millions of people would be in jeopardy if he becomes president again next year. Trump said Saturday on his website Truth Social that he was ‘looking at alternatives’ to the 2010 health care law, also known as ‘Obamacare,’ which has reduced the number of Americans without health insurance to historic lows and established basic guarantees of coverage for all Americans regardless of pre-existing conditions.”

Spectrum News: “The ACA protects more than 100 million people with preexisting conditions from being denied care, plus it requires insurance plans to cover things like preventive care and limit out-of-pocket costs.”

The RSC’s budget endorses a near-total nationwide abortion ban that would threaten access to IVF nationwide as well as a bill that would ban medication abortion.

Joseph Zeballos-Roig, Semafor: “The House GOP Study Committee (largest House GOP bloc) released a budget endorsing the Life at Conception Act, which would provide 14th amendment legal protections at every stage of life. Amounts to near-total ban on abortions with no IVF exceptions”

Matthew Yglesias, Bloomberg: “In case anyone is still covering the IVF question, today’s new Republican Study Committee budget specifically endorses the idea that embryos have the full legal rights of persons under the 14th Amendment.”

Yglesias: “They’re also backing a bill to ban mifepristone (again, something you could achieve through judicial or executive branch action as well)”

HuffPost: “Donald Trump Has Deep Ties To Anti-IVF Movement”

CNN: “How the reversal of Roe v. Wade led to the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are children”
New York Times: “[The Alabama ruling was] made possible by the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade in its 2022 Dobbs decision, which was a result of Mr. Trump’s appointment of three justices.”