Access vs. guaranteed coverage

“I believe that every single American should have access to the highest quality care and coverage possible,”  Including financial ability – not what goverment forces them to buy.

Defying Trump on drug prices

Price said high drug prices are caused by many factors

Obamacare replacement coverage

Price did say that any replacement plan should cover as many people as Obamacare does now, and added that his goal is to cover more people.

He added that he believes it is important to put forward a system that “allows every single American to have the opportunity to purchase the coverage they think is best for themselves and their families.”

LAMAR ALEXANDER: The president-elect has said, let’s do a repeal and replace simultaneously. To me, that must mean that any repeal of parts of Obamacare wouldn’t take effect until after some concrete, practical alternative were in place for Americans to choose.

KODJAK: Price agreed and suggested Democrats are scaring the public by saying millions of people are about to lose their health insurance.

TOM PRICE: Nobody’s interested in pulling a rug out from under anybody. We believe that it’s absolutely imperative that individuals that have health coverage be able to keep health coverage.

Medicare and Medicaid

BERNIE SANDERS: So you are telling us that to the best of your knowledge, Mr. Trump will not cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

PRICE: As I say, I have no reason to believe that that position has changed.

Sources 1.18.2017

NPR Transcript 1.18.2017


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