HHS Sec. Tom Price Praises American Health Care Act
March 7, 2017
[Sec. Price begins speaking at minute 1:31]
(The Washington Times) - President Trump’s health secretary on Tuesday applauded a House GOP plan to begin repealing and replacing Obamacare’s federal mandates with set of tax credits and market incentives to get people covered, saying it aligns with the administration’s goal of “rescuing” people from the struggling law.
“These proposals offer patient-centered solutions that will provide all Americans with access to affordable, quality health care, promote innovation, and offer peace of mind for those with preexisting conditions,” Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said in a letter to GOP committee chairmen shepherding the effort.
Mr. Price specifically applauded the plan’s use of age-based, refundable tax credits to help people get insured, the expansion of tax-advantaged savings accounts for medical costs and an eventual cap on federal funding to the states for Medicaid, the government insurance program for the poor.