Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tom Price defends GOP's AHCA on CNN Town Hall


Wolf Blitzer and Dana Bash hosted HHS secretary Tom Price Wednesday night in a Town Hall, best link.
 
The biggest part of Price’s pitch was allowing consumers to avoid paying for specific coverages that they did not need (such as pregnancy for the elderly). 

Price also explained the anti-selection problem with pre-existing conditions and tried to defend the continuous coverage idea. 
 
 
But much of Price’s discussion concerned the ramp=up of premiums this year for people buying individual insurance from exchanges under Obamacare, to pay for other people’s behaviors and pre-existing conditions. 

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