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Kellyanne Conway: Healthcare Vote Shows 'This Government Can Function'

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By    |   Friday, 05 May 2017 10:24 PM

The American Health Care Act (ACHA) passed by the House on Thursday showed "this government can function," and Democrats will end up losing ground because they refused to support the legislation, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway said Friday on "The Fox News Specialists."

"I think something... we learned yesterday is that this government can function — the House, the Senate, and the White House together. And, I think Democrats are going to be left out because they refused to come on board," Conway said.

The bill passed by a narrow 217-213 margin, with not one Democrat voting in favor of the proposed legislation. Conway said that President Donald Trump will come out ahead because "the more you shine a light on the political left these days, the better off President Trump and his policies will be." The bill now heads to the Senate for debate.

Conway also said the response of Democrats to the bill's passage when chanting "hey, hey hey, goodbye" to Republicans in the House showed some weren't listening to their constituents who voted for Trump.

"They still won't have the message. They're wrong. What about the dozen or so Democrats who voted against the bill yesterday in districts that Trump won?" she asked.

The explanation why Republicans chose the healthcare bill as a priority in the new administration of President Trump was because it was the reason Republicans won so resoundingly in recently federal and state elections, Conway maintained.

"This is the one issue in 2010, 2014 and 2016, that allowed the Republicans to win back the House, the Senate, 938 seats in the state legislatures. That's why they delivered yesterday without chanting (like the Democrats did)," she said.

In explaining some of the dynamics in the bill, Conway described that it first was "not Obamacare," and stressed the positive changes the new law could bring.

"There's going to be flexibility to the states. There's going to be a sustainability and affordability. There's health savings accounts which lets people control their healthcare spending more. There will be pools. When the Senate gets their hands on it, there could be healthcare across state lines the way that you buy your insurance," she said.

Obamacare was "unaffordable and unsustainable for people," Conway explained and said it was a "big fat lie" when former President Barack Obama hailed the law saying, "If you've got a doctor that you like, you will be able to keep your doctor." She said no one would be "nostalgic" for the days of Obamacare.

"I don't think anybody is nostalgic for what Obamacare has wrought. The 20 million people just last year who opted out of Obamacare altogether, 6.5 million of whom opted to pay the penalty," she said.

The healthcare plan offered by Republicans represented a "collaborative effort" by the White House and House lawmakers, Conway said, adding it was Trump's patience that helped make it through the House.

"Healthcare legislation cannot come from the Oval Office alone, and the House can't pass something without the president and the vice president's imprimatur really being on that and working the phones and working the meetings," she said.

"There's something else we saw on full display that I don't think people know enough about President Trump. He's very patient. And, a good dealmaker is a patient person who waits for the best possible outcome to benefit people," she added.

President Trump saw the healthcare bill as a "victory for the American people." It was not a "campaign," but an effort where the "president and vice president were working to improve the lives of people," Conway said.

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