Trump, Price and Hill GOP at odds on Obamacare

Trump, Price and Hill GOP at odds on Obamacare

By Burgess Everett (Politico) –

Donald Trump and his pick to lead the Obamacare repeal effort, Rep. Tom Price, share a vision that the current health care system needs to be completely uprooted.

But the two men have articulated wildly divergent visions for what comes next — and that’s making it hard for Hill Republicans to figure out where to start on a coherent replacement plan once Obamacare is gone.

Over the weekend, Trump said he wants to substantially expand coverage once Price is confirmed as Health and Human Services secretary — “insurance for everybody” as he put it to the Washington Post. But as a House member and former chairman of the House Budget Committee, the Georgia Republican wrote one of the most conservative visions for health care, although his plan never included universal coverage as a stated goal.

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