Jake Tapper Presses Sec. Tom Price: How Is Health Care Bill Not a ‘Broken Promise’ for Trump?
CNN’s Jake Tapper spoke with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price this morning and asked him if the health care bill passed in the House last week represents a “broken promise” from President Trump.
Tapper brought up how, during the campaign trail, Trump talked about making sure there would be “no cuts” to Medicaid:
I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid. Huckabee copied me.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2015
So he brought up the CBO estimates about the Medicaid cuts and asked Price, “How is this not a broken promise?”
Price insisted to Tapper, “There are no cuts to the Medicaid program. They’re increases in spending. But what we’re doing is apportioning it in a way that allows the states greater flexibility.”
Tapper asked him if he’s saying those cuts––”however you want to talk about that not being a cut”––won’t result in millions of people “not getting Medicaid.” Price said, “Absolutely not.”
Tapper pressed him once again on how this is not a “broken promise.” You can watch the full interview above, via CNN.
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