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President Donald J. Trump Achievements

The Trump administration signed contracts with five American businesses worth a maximum value of $136 million to manufacture 15 million COVID-19 reusable isolation gowns.

Health Care
09.14.20

The Trump administration signed contracts with nine American businesses to deliver 73 million coronavirus disposable isolation gowns at the cost of $335 million.

Health Care
09.14.20

The Trump administration announced the investment of nearly $115 million to combat the opioid crisis in rural communities.

Health Care
09.14.20

President Trump signed an executive order to lower drug prices by expanding drugs covered by the “most favored nations” pricing scheme to include both Medicare Part B and D.

Health Care
09.13.20

The Trump administration announced $2.9 million in Defense Protection Act COVID-19 contracts to help retain critical workforce capabilities and provide life-saving medical services and equipment.

Health Care
09.11.20

The Administration announced the allocation of the remaining near $2 billion in CARES Act relief funds to go to the Community Development Block Grant Program, providing nearly $5 billion in funding.

Health Care
09.11.20

The Trump administration issued guidance to allow state-licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 vaccines expanding convenient access to Americans.

Health Care
09.09.20

The Trump administration awarded $10 million to Copan Industries Inc, to expand the domestic production capacity of flock tip swabs to 14.4 million per month in support of COVID-19 testing.

Health Care
09.02.20

The Administration awarded a $760 million contract to Abbott for delivery of 150 million rapid tests in the United States and potentially deploy testing to schools and other populations.

Health Care
08.27.20

The Trump administration announced the release of 1.5 million N95 respirators to 3,336 nursing home facilities, and the distribution of about $2.5 billion to increase testing, staffing, and PPE.

Health Care
08.25.20

The Trump administration announced the use of the Defense Production Act to apply priority rate order for contracts with Becton Dickinson and Quidel Corporation.

Health Care
08.20.20

The Trump administration entered a $750,000 agreement with Plasma Technologies, LLC, to develop and optimize a process to produce higher yielding anti-COVID-19 immune serum for manufacturing.

Health Care
08.17.20

The Trump administration announced that they will be distributing $1.4 billion in relief funds to certain children’s hospitals to assist with the coronavirus impact.

Health Care
08.14.20

The Trump administration announced that the McKesson Corporation will be a central distributor for the future COVID-19 vaccines and related supplies needed to administer the vaccine.

Health Care
08.14.20

Due to the Trump administration’s coronavirus response, the fatality rate for Americans over the age of 70 has declined by about 85%.

Health Care
08.13.20

President Trump signed an executive order increasing American Production for essential medical supplies and reducing the U.S. reliance on foreign producers of medicines.

Health Care
08.06.20

President Trump signed an executive order expanding access to telehealth services in order to ensure rural Americans access to healthcare.

Health Care
08.03.20

The Department of Homeland Security announced an extension of its partnership with national pharmacy and grocery retail chains to continue to provide access to COVID-19 testing.

Health Care
07.30.20

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy released its 2020 Drug-Free Communities report finding that the Trump administration’s Drug-Free Communities Program lowered youth substance use.

Health Care
07.27.20

President Trump signed four executive orders to ensure that Americans are receiving the lowest price possible for their prescription drugs.

Health Care
07.24.20

The Department of Defense awarded a $4.9 million contract to Pall Corporation to increase industrial base expansion for medical ventilator components.

Health Care
07.23.20

The Trump administration’s agreement with U.S. based Pfizer will produce 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine, and once developed, the government can acquire an additional 500 million doses.

Health Care
07.22.20

The Department of Health and Human Services announced it will distribute $10 billion in a second round of high impact COVID-19 area funding to hospitals.

Health Care
07.17.20

The Administration announced an initiative to distribute faster COVID-19 testing to nursing homes in hotspots in the United States to help nursing home residents and staff. 

Health Care
07.14.20

The Trump administration announced a $1.6 billion agreement with Novavax Inc. to demonstrate commercial-scale manufacturing of the company’s COVID-19 investigational vaccine.

Health Care
07.07.20

The Trump administration announced the launch of the REACH program, a national public health campaign aimed to empower all Americans to play a critical role in preventing suicide.

Health Care
07.07.20

The Trump administration launched a $3 million public safety campaign to combat child vehicular heatstroke deaths across the country.

Health Care
07.01.20

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Homeland Security and the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency distributed over 346 million masks for critical workers.

Health Care
06.29.20

President Trump ordered testing of more than 500,000 Americans each day which will soon be equivalent to 30 million people in the United States.

Health Care
06.25.20

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced guidelines for states on how to adopt a payment design and implement determinants for health beneficiaries, especially for those dually-eligible.

Health Care
06.22.20

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a new commission, the Independent Coronavirus Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes aimed to review the impact of the virus.

Health Care
06.19.20

The Administration awarded $107.2 million to increase the health workforce in underserved communities to improve the quality, distribution, and diversity of health professionals in the United States.

Health Care
06.18.20

The Department of Health and Human Services awarded $8 million to 73 organizations that will expand coronavirus training and technical assistance to federally funded health centers nationwide.

Health Care
06.11.20

The Trump Administration announced a nationwide extension allowing local partners who served free meals to kids during the health crisis to continue this summer, regardless of where the kids live.

Health Care
06.10.20

The Department of Health and Human Services announced a task order to provide $628 million to contract with Emergent BioSolutions advancing capabilities for a potential coronavirus vaccine.

Health Care
06.01.20

The Federal Communications Commission’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program approved funding for 185 health care providers in 38 states and Washington, D.C.

Health Care
05.28.20

The Department of Health and Human Services announced $225 million in funding for Rural Health Clinics to support coronavirus testing efforts.

Health Care
05.20.20

The Trump Administration announced the framework and leadership for “Operation Warp Speed” in effort to accelerate the development of a coronavirus vaccine.

Health Care
05.15.20

The Department of Health and Human Services announced $5 million in new funding to support coronavirus research related activities.

Health Care
05.14.20

The Department of Health and Human Services awarded $15 million to 159 organizations across five health workforce programs increasing telehealth capabilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

Health Care
05.13.20

The Department of Health and Human Services announced the process to deliver the drug Remdesivir, which will be used to treat coronavirus patients in areas that have been hit hardest.

Health Care
05.09.20

The CARES Act, signed into law by President Trump, brought much-needed relief to West Coast Tribal fisheries.

Health Care
05.07.20

The Department of Health and Human Services awarded $583 million to 1,385 HRSA funded health centers in all 50 states, DC, and eight territories, aimed to expand coronavirus testing.

Health Care
05.07.20

The USDA and the CDC worked with state and local officials to ensure the availability of a stable supply of protein for American consumers, while keeping employees safe.

Health Care
05.06.20

The Trump administration announced that the Office of Minority Health would invest up to $40 million in state and local organizations, strengthening efforts to test for COVID-19 and provide services.

Health Care
05.01.20

The Trump administration announced that the Department of Health and Human Services processed payments from the Provider Relief Fund for hospitals and rural providers responding to COVID-19.

Health Care
05.01.20

The Trump administration announced the launch of a new COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal in an effort to cover testing and treatment for uninsured individuals.

Health Care
04.27.20

President Trump directed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response to release a toolkit, maximizing resources based on each state’s needs.

Health Care
04.22.20

The Department of Health and Human Services announced an expedited process to release emergency grants for treatment of substance use disorders and mental illnesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

Health Care
04.20.20

The CARES Act, signed into law by President Trump, allocated funding to tribal colleges and universities, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions, and Native American-serving, non-triba

Health Care
04.08.20

The Department of Health and Human Services announced that the CDC is providing $186 million to fund resources to state and local jurisdictions to combat COVID-19.

Health Care
04.06.20

The Department of Health and Human Services announced that state, tribal, and territorial health labs will have access to ID Now, providing COVID-19 test results in under 13 minutes.

Health Care
04.06.20

CARES Act, signed into law by President Trump, immediately funded the Indian Health Service, Urban Indian Health Centers, and tribally based HRSAs.

Health Care
04.03.20

CARES Act, signed into law by President Trump, provides critical relief for Indian Country to address the COVID-19 pandemic, including $8 billion in direct appropriations for Tribes.

Health Care
03.31.20

Directed by the Trump Administration, the USNS Comfort, a Navy hospital ship, arrived in New York City, providing up to 1,000 beds and freeing up beds at hospitals focused on combating COVID-19.

Health Care
03.30.20

Under the direction of the Trump Administration, the U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Mercy arrived In Los Angeles to help relieve local hospitals that have been overburdened by COVID-19.

Health Care
03.27.20

The Department of Homeland Security announced restrictions of all non- essential travel across the U.S.- Mexico border due to the mitigating of COVID-19.

Health Care
03.20.20

The Department of Homeland Security announced the restriction of all non-essential travel across the U.S.- Canada border to “exercise caution” to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

Health Care
03.20.20

President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, expanding the SNAP and WIC programs by adding $500 million, helping pregnant women and those who lost their jobs due to COVID-19.

Health Care
03.18.20

President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act, giving power to allocate health care supplies and increase production of necessary products to counter COVID-19. 

Health Care
03.18.20

President Trump signed an economic relief package expanding Medicaid, guaranteeing free testing, and providing additional protections to health care workers in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Health Care
03.11.20

President Trump released his budget proposal, fulfilling his promise that no cuts will be made to Social Security and Medicare benefits.

Health Care
02.09.20

Demonstrating the President’s commitment to improve American lives and crack down on the opioid epidemic, it was reported U.S. life expectancy increased for the first time since 2014.

Health Care
01.30.20

Signed the bipartisan Tobacco-Free Youth Act to raise the nationwide age for purchasing tobacco and vaping products to 21 years old.

Health Care
01.03.20

Costly Obamacare taxes were repealed, including the “Cadillac tax” and the medical device tax.

Health Care
12.16.19

The Administration launched a program to provide the HIV prevention drug PrEP to uninsured patients for free.

Health Care
12.03.19

The Administration proposed a rule to require insurance companies and group health plans to provide enrollees with cost estimates.

Health Care
11.17.19

Took executive action to strengthen Medicare and reform the Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging seniors on their drugs.

Health Care
10.03.19

President Trump signed an executive order to improve seniors’ health care and improve the fiscal sustainability of Medicare.

Health Care
10.03.19

President Trump signed an executive order to modernize flu vaccines and help protect more Americans by promoting new technologies to improve vaccine manufacturing and effectiveness.

Health Care
09.19.19

HHS awarded almost $107 million to 1,273 health centers across the U.S. in order to improve the quality of the centers’ health care services.

Health Care
08.20.19

Drug overdose deaths dropped by 5% in 2019, the first decline in nearly three decades, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health Care
07.19.19

The Trump Administration issued guidance expanding options for individuals with chronic conditions. High deductible plans can now cover products such as insulin, inhalers and statins pre-deductible.

Health Care
07.18.19

Fought kidney disease with more transplants and better treatment.

Health Care
07.10.19

Empowered patients to choose the best doctor at the best price, gave Americans transparency with the price and quality of service before you buy.

Health Care
06.24.19

President Trump signed an executive order that increased price and quality transparency in American health care.

Health Care
06.24.19

President Trump put reforms into place that have expanded Medicare Advantage options and Health Reimbursement Accounts.

Health Care
06.14.19

The Departments of Labor, Treasury, and HHS issued a final regulation expanding the use of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) which will benefit more than 11 million people.

Health Care
06.13.19

Created new insurance options though association health plans, short-term plans, and health reimbursement arrangements: some are up to 60% less expensive.

Health Care
06.13.19

The drug overdose death rate dropped slightly between 2017 and 2018, according to the new estimates, after two decades of near-constant upticks.

Health Care
06.11.19

Prescription drug prices declined in 2018, the first time in nearly half a century.

Health Care
06.05.19

Worked with Congress to stop surprise medical billing.

Health Care
05.10.19

HHS finalized a rule aimed at increasing transparency in the pharmaceutical industry that requires drug companies to disclose the price of medication in direct-to-consumer television advertisements.

Health Care
05.08.19

The Trump administration issued a rule allowing health care workers to refuse to provide services like abortion, sterilization or assisted suicide, if they cite a religious or conscientious objection.

Health Care
05.02.19

Launched initiative to end HIV/AIDS in America.

Health Care
02.06.19

Protected people with preexisting conditions.

Health Care
02.05.19

The Support for Patients and Community Act is signed; this law will help defeat the opioid epidemic.

Health Care
10.31.18

Under the Trump Administration, the first ever decline of average benchmark premiums on the federal health care exchange took place.

Health Care
10.11.18

Ensured Great Healthcare with initiatives to SAVE AMERICAN LIVES: $6 billion funded to fight the opioid, fentanyl, and drug addiction epidemic.

Health Care
10.01.18

In September 2018, The Department Of Health And Human Services Awarded $60 Million To Support Community Health Centers Impacted By Hurricanes Harvey, Irma And Maria.

Health Care
09.06.18

In August 2018, the FDA Helped To Facilitate Trade Between The U.S. and Foreign Trading Partners.

Health Care
08.31.18

HHS Awarded $125 Million In Grants to 1,352 Community Health Centers Across All U.S. States, Territories And The District Of Columbia.

Health Care
08.15.18

HHS Released A Tool For Medicare Consumers That Would Allow Them To Participate In Negotiating Lower Prescription Drug Prices.

Health Care
08.07.18

The Department Of Health And Human Services, The Labor Department And The Department Of Treasury Provided Americans With More Healthcare Choices With The Final Approval Of Short-Term Limited-Duration

Health Care
08.01.18

Under urging by the Trump Administration, Pfizer and Novartis have agreed to voluntarily drop their prescription drug prices.

Health Care
07.20.18

HHS Secretary Alex Azar ordered FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to create a work group that would study the effects of importing prescription drugs to the U.S. in order to battle the skyrocketing pric

Health Care
07.19.18

President Trump Signs Bill to Extend Veterans Choice Health Care Law

Health Care
06.06.18

President Trump Hosts 250 Kids on the White House South Lawn to Introduce his Sports Council, Underscores Importance of Sports for America’s Youth

Health Care
05.30.18

Passed Right-To-Try to give critically ill patients access to life-saving cures.

Health Care
05.30.18

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 20 through May 26, 2018, as Emergency Medical Services Week.

Health Care
05.18.18