World America 15 May 2017 Trump vows for women ...

Trump vows for women's healthcare, paid family leave options

PTI
Published May 15, 2017, 12:07 pm IST
Updated May 15, 2017, 12:14 pm IST
Trump said through healthcare reforms, his administration will enable access to the critical health-care services women need.
US President Donald Trump. (Photo: AP)
 US President Donald Trump. (Photo: AP)

Washington: President Donald Trump has said that his administration will "recognise" that women get the best possible medical facilities, besides taking care of paid family leave for both mothers and fathers.

"I am committed to working with Congress to help mothers and fathers have paid family leave so that childcare is accessible and affordable, and to invest in the comprehensive care that women receive at community health centres," Trump said in a statement issued on the occasion of Mother's Day, which is also the beginning the Women's Health Week.

 

Noting that women today are living longer, healthier lives than their mothers, he said the number of women dying from heart disease and cancer the top two killers of women in America have been declining for decades.

"Thanks to new breast cancer treatments, our healthcare professionals have saved lives and improved the quality of life for millions of women. We must continue to foster an environment that rewards these needed advances in research," he said.

He lashed out at the "skyrocketing premium" by the healthcare providers and said the families across the country deserve "better options".

 

"Under the current healthcare system, however, the lack of choice in health insurance and in healthcare providers, along with skyrocketing premium and out of pocket costs, are failing our citizens, our families, and, in particular, our women.

Studies show that women are often the primary healthcare decision maker for their family and they deserve better options," said the US President.

Trump said through healthcare reforms and his 2018 Presidential Budget, his administration will enable access to the critical healthcare services women need.

 

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