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Tom Price Agrees Everyone Should Have Healthcare Coverage

("The Axe Files")

By    |   Monday, 14 May 2018 03:44 PM

Everyone should have access to healthcare, former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said, but insisted the Affordable Care Act was not the way to do it.

"Nobody wants individuals not to have coverage," Price told David Axelrod on "The Axe Files," a podcast from the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN. "We want everybody to have coverage. Having everybody have coverage is imperative at this point."

Although Price conceded Obamacare improved access to healthcare for those who did not have it before the legislation was passed, he said the Affordable Care Act had made things worse for those in the small business market.

Price said Obamacare was not the best way to provide access to care that is "affordable, accessible" and provides "the highest quality and choices for patients."

He was one of the Trump White House's lead negotiators in the unsuccessful Republican attempts to repeal Obamacare last year.

Price was criticized for the Trump administration's reduction of the advertising budget for Obamacare, as well as the shortening of the enrollment period, but insisted it was "an illogical conclusion" to think those moves had an adverse effect on enrollment rates, which he said were shortened to align with that of Medicare.

Price resigned from his Cabinet position in the midst of a scandal over his use of private planes for government business, although in the "Axe Files" interview he refused to discuss the subject.

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