Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:16 AM
Kaleva (15,865 posts)
Sunday, the Trump Admin sent out conflicting messages on health care for everyone
"WASHINGTON ― White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney threw cold water on the promise that “everybody” would get health insurance under GOP legislation ― a promise that was made by none other than President Donald Trump himself.
“We don’t have universal ― the only way to have universal care, if you stop to think about it, is to force people to buy it under penalty of law,” Mulvaney said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”
"Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price insisted on Sunday that President Donald Trump is still committed to his promise of "insurance for everybody" despite estimates that the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will leave millions more people uninsured.
"He said 'We are going to have insurance for everybody,'" CNN's Jake Tapper said. "There's no study of this bill that suggests it will provide insurance for every American." He cited the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office's estimate that 24 million people would lose their insurance over the next 10 years under the repeal bill.
"Given the fact that the President promised insurance for everyone, how do you justify to the millions of voters who believed President Trump that there would be insurance for everyone when there clearly is not going to be?" Tapper asked.
"The President is committed to that, as am I," Price said. "The fact of the matter is, this bill that's moving through Congress right now is simply the first step in this process."
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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 03:18 AM
ProfessorGAC (29,179 posts)
2. First Step In The Process Of What?
That's strictly a deflection. What process? Notice they're not talking replacement. Their first word is always repeal. Repeal and replace. Not, just replace. The repeal thing is obviously the most important thing and the rest is collateral damage.