Health Care16 December 2016

Mike Shields: Seniors Have Scored a Victory Over Bureaucrats

WASHINGTON – American Action Network (@AAN) president Mike Shields today released the following statement in response to the Obama Administration withdrawing plans for an experimental new program that could reduce Medicare Part B payments for treatments. In August 2016, AAN spent $4.8 million opposing the Medicare Part B experiment.

“Seniors across America have scored a victory over Washington bureaucrats controlling their health care. The Obama Administration’s about-face on a dangerous Medicare experiment shows the power of seniors’ voices as bipartisan lawmaker opposition stopped the experiment in its tracks.

“American Action Network is proud to stand for seniors’ care, spending millions of dollars to oppose this Medicare Part B plan that threatened to limit seniors’ health care access. With the coming change in administrations, we look forward to supporting a seniors-first approach to strengthening Medicare, ensuring that seniors have access to quality, affordable health care of their choice.”

The American Action Network is a 501(c)(4) ‘action tank’ that creates, encourages and promotes center-right policies based on the principles of freedom, limited government, American exceptionalism, and strong national security. The American Action Network’s primary goal is to put our center-right ideas into action by engaging the hearts and minds of the American people and spurring them into action to advance our center-right policy agenda.


Calvin Moore

Communications Director