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Today in Incredible Claims: HHS Sec Price

Via MTP:

No one will be adversely affected by the Republicans’ new health care bill once it’s enacted and more people would be covered, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

“I firmly believe that nobody will be worse off financially in the process that we’re going through,” Price insisted when pressed by NBC’s Chuck Todd during Sunday’s “Meet The Press.” “They’ll have choices that they can select the kind of coverage that they want for themselves and for their family, not the government forces them to buy.”

Considering that the proposed plan cuts subsidies and rolls back Medicaid expansion, and is projected to remove between 1o and 20 million persons from the insurance rolls, Price’s assertions are absurd on their face.

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About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

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  1. Mark Ivey says:

    Heh . . . . . . . . . .

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  2. Just 'nutha ig'nint cracker says:

    No, no, it’s true. The market works miracles. It’s just that the Liberals (cue sinister music) have brainwashed us into not believing in what the market can do.

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  3. Liberal Capitalist says:

    Duh! It’s post-truth.

    Because this administration says it, it is ABSOLUTELY true.

    Any purported “facts” showing differently is just fake news trying to derail Making America Great Again!

    .

    Have I got that right? I want to make sure that I get the lingo down so that I fit in with the new GOP Brownshirts.

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  4. David M says:

    How is this not a continuation of Trump’s campaign message? Sure it was BS then, but the only lesson Trump learned was the truth didn’t matter.

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  5. Gustopher says:

    Clearly, if you are hurt by this plan, you are a nobody.

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  6. DrDaveT says:

    Jeez, you libruls and your obsession with ‘facts’ and ‘truth’ and ‘logic’. You clearly are only saying this for political reasons, and your ‘facts’ are Fake News.

    [I wish this were sarcasm.]

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  7. Argon says:

    Note the Price is a member of the AAPS. A physician’s group dedicated to extremely conservative interests. These are the guys that tried to push a link between breastfeeding cancer and abortions. A wing nut group that hired Andrew Schlafly of Conservapedia fame to be their lawyer in failed lawsuits.

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  8. wr says:

    And then Chuck Todd pointed out that a 60 year-old would go from more than $11,000 in subsidies to $4,000, and Price said first that the market would lower prices, but mostly he’d be better off because he could decide what he wanted and not the government — and who in the government knows what a 60 year-old guy wants.

    Chuck Todd is not quite fast enough to have answered that a 60 year-old generally wants to be a 61 year-old…

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  9. Kari Q says:

    @wr:

    This is the main reason why I have serious doubts about this plan passing. It screws older people hardest. Those 50+ year olds who will be hurt the worst by this vote, and they are far more likely to contact their Senators. If it had screwed 20-somethings, I’d assume they were going to succeed in passing it.

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  10. Mr. Prosser says:

    The tell on these guys is they start their statement with, “I firmly believe…” They aren’t saying it’s true they’re saying they believe it, like they believe the earth is flat.

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  11. al-Alameda says:

    @wr:

    And then Chuck Todd pointed out that a 60 year-old would go from more than $11,000 in subsidies to $4,000, and Price said first that the market would lower prices, but mostly he’d be better off because he could decide what he wanted and not the government — and who in the government knows what a 60 year-old guy wants.

    I watched the MTP farce – 20 minutes of my life wasted.
    Of course the free markets are replete with countless insurance companies that are eager to insure a 60 year old person (with various pre-existing health problems, some serious, some not) for a premium supported cost of $333 per month.

    Price should be renditioned to Guantanamo for further questioning.

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  12. wr says:

    @al-Alameda: “Price should be renditioned to Guantanamo for further questioning.”

    This administration is having a terrible effect on me. Every time I read about anyone associated with it — or helping it — I just want them to die. I don’t want them to see the light, or get thrown out of office, or be sent to Guantanamo. I want them to die.

    I’m not generally a terrible person. But I see these scumbags working to destroy everything this country stands for, and to make millions of Americans suffer and die so a handful of their rich buddies can party a little more, and I just want them all dead.

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  13. al-Alameda says:

    @wr:

    This administration is having a terrible effect on me. Every time I read about anyone associated with it — or helping it — I just want them to die. I don’t want them to see the light, or get thrown out of office, or be sent to Guantanamo. I want them to die.

    I understand, completely.
    I would settle for the entire lot of them to be expatriated to their spiritual fatherland – North Korea. Whether they die or not, I don’t need to know. Just seeing them off to North Korea would be enough for me.

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