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News Wednesday, Mar 8 2017

Spicer Questions: TrumpCare In Trouble Edition

Mar 08, 2017

Despite the theatrics of measuring a print out of the Trump-backed GOP health care plan to the much bigger Obamacare during the White House press briefing yesterday, it appears that the bill is in free fall.

American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah calls on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to answer the following questions when he takes the podium today, but mostly just to explain how everything went so horribly wrong so fast.

1. Is Breitbart’s vehement opposition to the health care bill an expression of Steve Bannon’s internal opposition?

2. Did President Trump and Paul Ryan meet with stakeholders including the AARP, the American Medical Association, and the American Hospital Association (who all oppose the bill) during the drafting stage?

3. Why does the plan give the top one percent a $33,000 tax cut while premiums for seniors aged 60 to 64 would see their premiums go up 22 percent to $18,000?

4. Shifting Medicaid funding to a per capita cap will force severe cuts or reductions in eligibility at the state level. Is this an intentional move by the White House to give Republican governors, who already use Medicaid funding as a tool to carry out a political agenda (Ex. defunding Planned Parenthood), more leeway?

5. Did President Trump discuss Exxon Mobile with his Secretary of State at lunch before the plagiarized press release was sent yesterday?

Published: Mar 8, 2017

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