GOP vs. Reality on Trumpcare
Days after House Republicans voted to strip away health care from more than 24 million hard-working Americans, Trumpcare’s biggest proponents appeared on multiple Sunday shows yesterday – to defend the bill by blatantly lying about what it does.
OMB Director Mick Mulvaney on CBS’ Face the Nation:
“Everybody will have coverage that's better than what they had under Obamacare."
Twenty-four million more Americans would be uninsured by 2026 under the House Republican health care bill than under Obamacare, including 14 million by next year, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said.
HHS Secretary Tom Price on NBC’s Meet the Press:
“I firmly believe that nobody will be worse off financially in the process that we're going through.”
The Trump administration offers an appealing vision of what health care could look like in the United States, a future where everyone has robust insurance coverage at a low price. But American Health Care Act does not deliver on that vision. And if it passes, and its big cuts to Obamacare’s coverage expansion go into effect, Trump and Price will be forced to confront that reality.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on ABC’s This Week:
“This is a rescue mission to make sure that we can achieve the goals we all want, which is getting the cost of coverage down, and making sure that everyone has access to affordable healthcare, especially including people with pre-existing conditions. That is what our bill does.”
[AHCA] would allow for people with pre-existing conditions to be charged more per year for their insurance coverage – possibly to the tune of thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars more per year, some studies have found.