The Medicare trigger model makes little sense. It’s unfortunate that this arbitrary concept is being used as a scare tactic to promote cuts to the most successful social program of our time.

This proposal shows us exactly where this Administration stands when it comes to helping seniors and people with disabilities. It’s incomprehensible that the President’s idea for ‘improving’ the program is to stick the beneficiaries with more of the bill.

I will continue to work with my colleagues so that Medicare continues to be the program our seniors deserve. This means ensuring that beneficiaries have access to their doctor of choice, to high-quality hospital care, to and prescription drug services.