Since Obamacare was implemented, premiums for individual health care policies have increased on average by 105 percent since 2013, according to an HHS report released last night. The average American on the individual market is paying nearly $3,000 more in premiums this year than in 2013.This report, which shows the dramatic increase in costs for many Americans under Obamacare, is the study that the Obama Administration never wanted you to see. President Trump is committed to repealing and replacing the disaster known as Obamacare and delivering results for the American people.
8:25 AM LOCAL / 2:25 AM EDT: President and First Lady Trump participate in an arrival ceremony at the Vatican
8:40 AM LOCAL / 2:40 AM EDT: President Trump participates in an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis
9:05 AM LOCAL / 3:05 AM EDT: President and First Lady Trump participate in an expanded audience with His Holiness Pope Francis
9:25 AM LOCAL / 3:25 AM EDT: President Trump participates in a bilateral meeting with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin
10:00 AM LOCAL / 4:00 AM EDT: President and First Lady Trump tour the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
11:30 AM LOCAL / 5:30 AM EDT: President Trump participates in a bilateral meeting with President Sergio Mattarella of Italy
12:35 AM LOCAL / 6:35 AM EDT: President Trump participates in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy
1:55 PM LOCAL / 7:55 AM EDT: President and First Lady Trump depart Rome, Italy en route to Brussels, Belgium
3:55 PM LOCAL / 9:55 AM EDT: President and First Lady Trump arrive in Brussels, Belgium and participate in an airport welcome ceremony
4:40 PM LOCAL / 10:40 AM EDT: President and First Lady Trump take an official photo with Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium
5:15 PM LOCAL / 11:15 AM EDT: President Trump participates in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Charles Michel of Belgium
12:15 PM EDT: Vice President Pence Participates in a Listening Session with Small Business Owners
12:45 PM EDT: Vice President Pence participates in a walking tour of Cajun Industries’
President Trump visited Yad Vashem and delivered remarks saying, “This place, and this entire nation, are a testament to the unbreakable spirit of the Jewish people” … “The State of Israel is a strong and soaring monument to the solemn pledge we repeat and affirm: Never again.”
President Trump met President Rivlin of Israel where they discussed the opportunities and challenges facing the region, and President Trump shared conclusions from the extremely successful Arab Islamic American Summit held in Riyadh on Monday.
President Trump met with President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority in Bethlehem and delivered remarks saying, “I am committed to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians and I intend to do everything I can to help them achieve that goal.”
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, joined by members of the U.S. delegation, participate in a wreath laying at Israel’s Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Jerusalem. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
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WHITE HOUSE UPDATES
Yesterday, the Office of Management and Budget announced President Trump’s Budget proposal to put Taxpayers first.
The Office of Management and Budget Director, Mick Mulvaney, gave a press briefing yesterday to detail the Administration’s budget and answer questions from reporters.
The President’s Budget, submitted to the U.S. Congress today, supports $27.8 billion in drug control efforts including prevention, treatment, and law enforcement.
WHAT WE ARE READING
“The cost of an individual ObamaCare policy has increased by an average 105 percent from 2013 to 2017 in all 39 states that have used the federal exchange” – Fox News
“Trump was correct, and has been consistent, in describing the battle against contemporary terrorism in fundamental terms.” – New York Post