The Pennsylvania Senator called the CBO’s insurance coverage numbers “wildly speculative.”
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) slammed the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) prediction that millions of Americans will lose health insurance under the American Health Care Act (AHCA), calling the number “wildly speculative.”
“They assume that if people are no longer required to by the individual mandate, they’ll decide to abandon free Medicaid,” Toomey said. “So if you have free health care for your family under Medicaid, but if you’re not forced by law to participate – ‘I’m out of here.'”
Toomey called that analysis “implausible.”
The Pennsylvania senator emphasized his commitment to curbing the growth of U.S. entitlement programs. “They are driving the fiscal trainwreck that we are on. Medicaid is the single biggest driver of this,” he said.
The Senate GOP bill has struggled to find the requisite 50 votes for passage, but Toomey has emerged as one of the bill’s biggest defenders.
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Warren attended a fundraiser over the weekend at the home of former Wall Street executive whose company is responsible “for the greatest amount of known foreign-connected money in U.S. elections.”
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“Now it’s our time to show not only that we can repeal and replace Obamacare…but also that we can govern,” Ronna Romney McDaniel said during an interview on Monday.
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“Democrats’ Obamacare Lies,” highlights the multiple lies Senate Democrats told the American people to get Obamacare passed.
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The Department of Justice caught over 400 individuals defrauding the federal government.