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Monday, March 13, 2017

Sarah Kliff, Vox: Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price made a bold promise during a Sunday morning interview with Meet the Press. "Nobody will be worse off financially" under the Republicans' new health care plan, he boasted. Let's be clear: This is a lie. Price is making an impossible promise. Low-income Americans would receive significantly less help to purchase private coverage on the individual market, under the Republican plan in Congress right now. The plan would also end Medicaid expansion in two years, forcing many even lower-income Americans to lose health coverage.

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...worse off financially...

He is hoping that the ambiguity of the cited phrase will save him.

What exactly does Sec Price mean when he uses that phrase?

What does Ms Kliff mean when she uses that phrase? She mentioned, "...Low-income Americans would receive significantly less help to purchase private coverage on the individual market..." But is that the metric Sec Price is using?

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-03-13 12:38 PM | Reply

I suspect even right-wing hacks know Price is lying. Nobody is surprised. It is even expected.

#2 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-03-13 01:18 PM | Reply

He is right IF you believe Trumpcare will solve all the problems and reduce the price of coverage by 50%...and give us all magical unicorns to ride around.

#3 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-03-13 01:27 PM | Reply

- It is even expected.

I've come to believe that rwingers have a slave mentality... sorta like Stockholm Syndrome. They are captured by their dependence on 1 percenters Tinkling Down on them, and they know that if they don't behave and "eat their meat they won't get their pudding".

So they become enthralled to their authoritarian masters; they actually come to like not having to think for themselves, not questioning any lie they are told. Otherwise, they won't get their pudding.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-13 01:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

4

I don't disagree but what's the "pudding"?

#5 | Posted by eberly at 2017-03-13 01:39 PM | Reply

- 1 percenters Tinkling Down on them

Which never actually has ever happened, ever.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-13 01:43 PM | Reply

www.youtube.com

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-13 01:50 PM | Reply

This is what you get when dem's try to deliver crumbs to the masses while playing hanky-panky with Wall Street.

Obama should've ramrodded thru single payer when he had the chance. Hillary should've given up the speeches and emails and won.

Or better yet, the two of them shouldn't have tanked Bernie. We're here because of failed dem policy and ACA exchanges.

#8 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-13 02:00 PM | Reply

Some sheep will never get over losing the Dem primary in a landslide.

Especially those who then failed their candidate again by not following his rational lead after he lost.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-13 02:03 PM | Reply

This is what you get when dem's try to deliver crumbs to the masses while playing hanky-panky with Wall Street.

Obama should've ramrodded thru single payer when he had the chance. Hillary should've given up the speeches and emails and won.

Or better yet, the two of them shouldn't have tanked Bernie. We're here because of failed dem policy and ACA exchanges.

Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-13 02:00 PM | Reply

Tis better to die on one's own feet than it is to live on one's knees chasing crumbs off of the floor.

#10 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-03-13 02:07 PM | Reply

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We're here because of failed dem policy and ACA exchanges.
Posted by SheepleSchism

Malarkey.

We are here because the Republicans are not interested in affordable health care accessible by all Americans. They are only interested in repealing and erasing Obamacare as though it never existed and saving the health insurance industry.

The ACA would work better right now if we could enforce the individual mandate. Everyone is afraid to enforce it.

We could have cheaper better health care and universal coverage backed up by private insurance if we wanted to. It is already being done. If we think we can build a 2 thousand mile wall I am sure we could manage to do what Sweden and Germany have already done.

If we wanted to.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-03-13 02:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Malarkey.

We are here because the Republicans are not interested in affordable health care accessible by all Americans. They are only interested in repealing and erasing Obamacare as though it never existed and saving the health insurance industry.

The ACA would work better right now if we could enforce the individual mandate. Everyone is afraid to enforce it.

We could have cheaper better health care and universal coverage backed up by private insurance if we wanted to. It is already being done. If we think we can build a 2 thousand mile wall I am sure we could manage to do what Sweden and Germany have already done.

If we wanted to.

Posted by donnerboy at 2017-03-13 02:44 PM |

Bears repeating.

#12 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-03-13 02:57 PM | Reply

Israel decriminalized marijuana and has universal health care, and we pay for their military.

#13 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2017-03-13 03:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Israel decriminalized marijuana and has universal health care, and we pay for their military.
#13 | POSTED BY ALEXANDRITE

Why did Obama do that? Why did Hillary fly in to AIPAC and spit-polish their boots during the primaries?

#14 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-13 03:20 PM | Reply

"Nobody will be worse off financially" under the Republicans' new health care plan, he boasted.

Oh boy. People blasted Obama because he said no one would lose their doctors and some folks did. Just imagine what the backlash is going to be when people are financially worse off as the result of Trumpcare. It ain't gonna be pretty.

#15 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-03-13 08:39 PM | Reply

Trump's health care bill isn't a health care bill. It's a deficit reduction bill to offset the billions he's giving to the wealthy in tax breaks.

If Trumpcare ever sees the light of day, consider yourself suckered.

#16 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-03-14 04:24 AM | Reply

I am glad the Trumplings are getting screwed by their saviour left and right.

They were warned that they would and their response was "lalalalalalalalala".

#17 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-14 07:01 AM | Reply

Just imagine what the backlash

Listened to cancervative talk radio yesterday:

a) CBO is wrong.
b) The 24 million that will lose health insurance did not want it anyways and were only buying it because of the mandate.
c) Freedom.

#18 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-14 07:03 AM | Reply

"What does Ms Kliff mean when she uses that phrase"

My Mrs Kliff is a liberal.

#19 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-03-14 08:06 AM | Reply

"Trump's health care bill isn't a health care bill."

IT isn't Trump's, it's Paul Ryan's bill. Trump just goes along because they gave him Air Force 1.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2017-03-14 08:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#20 Little d campaigned that his plan would "cover everyone and cost much less" which turned out to just be another lie. A whopper that got poor stupid people to vote for him. Paul Ryan might have proposed this abortion of a plan the only purpose of it is to transfer wealth from the bottom to the top, but if little d signs it, then it is his no matter who wrote it.

#21 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-14 08:23 AM | Reply

IT isn't Trump's, it's Paul Ryan's bill. Trump just goes along because they gave him Air Force 1.

#20 | POSTED BY DANNI

And they are allowing him to stuff his family's pockets with cash.

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-03-14 12:29 PM | Reply

Listened to cancervative talk radio yesterday:
a) CBO is wrong.
b) The 24 million that will lose health insurance did not want it anyways and were only buying it because of the mandate.
c) Freedom.

#18 | POSTED BY 726

The White House internal analysis suggests 26 million will lose coverage.

#23 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-03-14 01:13 PM | Reply

What people need to understand is that the Republicans view Healthcare as a strictly economic issue. They absolutely ignore the human aspects. They believe that helping your fellow man is a sign of weakness. They believe selfishness and greed are virtues.

#24 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-03-14 04:03 PM | Reply

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