Kellyanne Conway won't abandon deception that Trumpcare won't kill Medicaid

Kellyanne Conway won't abandon deception that Trumpcare won't kill Medicaid”

"And what it has done is, under Obamacare, it has expanded the Medicaid pool of people who, quote, qualified beyond that".

ABC's George Stephanopolous pointed to President Donald Trump's comments when he first announced his candidacy for president, saying that he wanted to "save Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security without cuts". Only 46 percent of employers offer health care coverage, according to the latest KFF data.

"Obamacare took Medicaid - which was created to help the poor, the needy, the elderly, the sick, the disabled; also children and pregnant women - it took it and it way above the poverty line". Conway made the suggestion while defending the GOP health care bill's cuts to Medicaid. If you're able-bodied and you would like to go and find employment and have employer-sponsored benefits then you should be able to do that.

If only it were that easy.

Many Americans who are covered by Medicaid are already working, often in lower-paying jobs that may not have health insurance benefits, according to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, cited by CNBC. Their jobs, however, do not offer health insurance. I would point out for the few who say that they're now a no, you're talking about 45 or more who are now yeses.

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Programs like Medicaid are on autopilot for increases, however the Senate Republicans' bill increases the Medicaid budget more slowly than if the government stuck with Obamacare.

It isn't that the people on Medicaid don't work. "Price has made clear, you belong in other places, but I'm not going to allow people and detractors and Trump haters to call me a liar, because they don't want to do the homework, and look at what's actually happening to Medicaid".

"These are not cuts to Medicaid", White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told ABC News' "This Week".

"I respectfully disagree with her analysis", Collins said.

Federal payments would likely fail to keep up with costs, forcing states to make cutbacks that would inevitably affect all groups that depend on the program ― very much including the disabled and elderly, whose predictably high medical needs mean their bills account for roughly half of all Medicaid expenditures, even though they represent a minority of enrollees. But when the CBO analyzed the House version of the legislation, which envisions slightly less severe cuts over time, it predicted the bill would mean 14 million fewer Americans would have coverage under Medicaid by 2026.

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