Price: 'Nobody will be worse off financially' under ACA repeal

HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, told NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday no American will take a financial hit from the Republican health plan proposed last week.

"I firmly believe that nobody will be worse off financially in the process that we're going through," Secretary Price said, according to NBC. "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."

Secretary Price also said he believes healthcare coverage will increase under the American Health Care Act by creating a more accessible, affordable system with more choice. "We don't dictate to people what they ought to buy or what they must buy," he said, according to NBC.

Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius disputed Secretary Price's claims on the show. "There is no estimate looking at this bill that with less money going to subsidies, with older Americans being able to be charged five times what younger Americans are being charged, and with no variation based on income that more people will have coverage," she said, according to NBC.

 

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