Internal Medicine Physicians Say President’s Budget Recognizes Importance of Medicare

Statement attributable to:
Ryan D. Mire, MD, MACP
President, ACP

WASHINGTON March 8, 2023 – The American College of Physicians (ACP) is encouraged to see that the proposed 2024 federal budget that President Biden released this week recognizes the critical role that the Medicare program plays in keeping Americans healthy. We agree with the President that keeping the Medicare program solvent is of utmost importance, and that it is important that we do so while ensuring that services for beneficiaries are not eliminated. ACP is also pleased that the proposed budget includes provisions that would lower out-of-pocket costs for beneficiaries. Lowering the cost for prescription drugs and for behavioral health services will help my patients access the care they need. A healthy Medicare program is key to our country’s health care future.


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