In a new effort to fix the nation’s broken health care system, Trump advisers are touting the value of a program designed to ease the burden of chronic diseases on the elderly.

“The system is so broken that people are dying,” Vice President Mike Pence told Fox News on Sunday.

“I think we’ve got to make sure that we’re able to provide those people with the best care possible.”

A group of Trump administration officials and experts on the issue are touting an alternative approach that focuses on preventing health care costs from spiraling out of control.

The program, called COVID-19 Rebate, aims to help seniors get back on their feet, and the administration’s top public health official, Dr. Stephen Osterholm, says it has been a huge success.

“COVID-20 is not just a financial problem, it’s a medical problem,” Osterholm told Fox Business on Sunday, arguing that it was a “fundamental human problem.”

“The problem is that COVID is so contagious and that it’s so hard to control, that people have to go through life with COVID.”

The plan, developed by the Office of Management and Budget and the Office for National Drug Control Policy, aims for the federal government to provide a rebate to seniors up to $100 per month for the first year of COVID Rebate coverage, and to $250 per month in subsequent years.

The payments would be capped at $1,000 per year.

Osterheim and other Trump administration insiders said they believe COVID rebates have been successful at keeping seniors on their own and are also being used to lower costs for people who need them most.

They argue that the program is working.

“We know that when you have people in our country who are in financial difficulty, who are at risk, who can’t afford to buy insurance, who have to take out their own medical insurance, they are more likely to take advantage of COvid Rebate and use it to get coverage,” Omer said on “Fox and Friends.”

“They’re getting more access to care, and that’s why COVID will go down.”

Omer also said the program, which is also being piloted at state and local levels, is helping to lower the cost of insurance for many older Americans, and will help offset some of the costs of health care for millions of others.

“There’s a lot of savings that you’re getting from COVID, from reducing your costs,” he said.

“But you’re also getting an enormous amount of relief in terms of lowering your overall health care spending, and COVID costs are not going to go down in the long run.”

Osterhals work has been backed by some Republicans, including Sens.

John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R – S.C.), who have pushed for a COVID rebate program.

But many Democrats have rejected the idea, saying it is too expensive and would put too many Americans at risk.

They have pointed to research showing that the federal subsidies would cost taxpayers $9 billion a year, and arguing that the government should not be making those payments to people who are not at risk of contracting the disease.

“This is a public health issue,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.

Va.), the ranking member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, told Fox.

“It’s an issue that affects everybody, not just seniors.”

He added that the COVID Program is a “huge waste of taxpayer dollars.”

“I do not believe that it is in the best interest of the country to continue to subsidize people who can afford to purchase insurance,” he added.

“If the federal health care tax is going to continue, I do not want to be in a position where I’m subsidizing people who have the ability to pay their taxes.”