“Speaker Ryan just admitted – and immediately dismissed – the fact that under Trumpcare, health care costs would skyrocket for America’s seniors. This is the most recent confirmation that the Republican’ effort is not about helping Americans afford health coverage at all. Instead, Trumpcare would give the wealthiest Americans hundreds of billions of dollars in new tax breaks, and it would pay for these by depriving 24 million Americans of their health insurance and hiking costs on some of our most vulnerable citizens,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates.
SPEAKER RYAN: And more importantly, we’re not making people buy Obamacare plans. So, we’re going to let people buy what they want to buy. So, that’s the whole point. You’re saying, “Oh, this tax credit only goes so far if you force people to buy an Obamacare plan –
TAPPER: I didn’t say it. CBO said it.
SPEAKER RYAN: No, I know. I mean, I’m saying – but we’re not going to force people to buy an Obamacare plan. That’s point I’d make.
TAPPER: But do you dispute the fact that health costs would go up to $14,000 for a senior?
SPEAKER RYAN: No, because you’re missing the premise of my argument, which is that our goal is to lower the coast of health insurance. Our goal is to increase quality and have more choices and lower the cost.
Published: Mar 15, 2017