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Trump In The Villages – President To Sign Executive Order On Medicare

Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

President Donald Trump will be in The Villages Thursday for an official White House event. 

The president is scheduled to speak at the invitation-only event at 1:30 p.m. at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. Gov. Ron DeSantis will also be at the event.

The president is expected to sign an executive order, titled Protecting and Improving Medicare For Our Nation’s Seniors. It’s expected to mostly bolster what’s already being done, and is seen as a reaction to Democratic presidential candidates calling for Medicare for All.

Trump is expected to talk about the average Medicare Advantage plan premium continuing to drop to $23 a month. These are supplemental insurance plans to help pay for things like vision and dental insurance.

The administration gave those companies more leeway last year in what they can spend money on, so there are more plans this year offering things like telehealth.

Democratic groups plan to use the day to call on voters, and say Trump hasn’t fulfilled campaign promises to seniors to negotiate drug prices.

The event is invitation-only, but it will be broadcast on TV screens at the nearby Spanish Springs Town Square. Follow @AbeAboraya and @BlakeTalia on Twitter for more updates during the day.

Health News Florida reporter Abe Aboraya works for WMFE in Orlando. He started writing for newspapers in high school. After graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2007, he spent a year traveling and working as a freelance reporter for the Seattle Times and the Seattle Weekly, and working for local news websites in the San Francisco Bay area. Most recently Abe worked as a reporter for the Orlando Business Journal. He comes from a family of health care workers.