'Trumpcare?' Sec. Tom Price calls it 'Patientcare'

'Trumpcare?' Sec. Tom Price calls it 'Patientcare'

03-07-2017

"I'm proud to support the replacement plan released by the House of Representatives," President Donald Trump said before meeting with members of the House whip team who will be busy whipping votes over the next two weeks.

"It's a complicated process but actually it's very simple, it's called good healthcare," Trump continued.

"This is about patients" says Health Secretary Tom Price to reporters during a press briefing. Instead of calling it "Trumpcare", Price calls it "Patientcare".

He says the mission of the new GOP healthcare bill designed to repeal and replace Obamacare is to make healthcare more affordable.

Obamacare is imploding he says. 1/3 of counties in America only have one insurance company offering coverage on the exchange. In Tennessee some counties have no insurers on the exchange.

Last year there were 232 insurers on the exchange, now there are 137, "That's not choice," says Price.

Most Americans, about 175 million, get insurance through their employers, but the replacement plan, he says is for the mom and pop employers having a hard time affording healthcare.

Despite grumblings on Capitol Hill by some conservatives who say the plan is too close to Obamacare, Press Secretary Sean Spicer says "this is the conservative plan" as he leaned over and pointed to copies of the Obamacare bill and the new plan side by side on a table.

While the Obamacare bill consisted of 2,000 odd pages, the new GOP bills are 123 pages combined.

Watch the video to see more of what Price and Spicer have to say about the plan.

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