The HHS Secretary said that Congress must find a solution to relieve the pressure on Americans.
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price stressed on Fox News on Friday the need for congressional action on a repeal-and-replace of Obamacare because of the “untenable” health insurance situation.
Price detailed the daunting insurance numbers facing Americans under Obamacare:
We got an announcement yesterday that more insurers are leaving Nevada; that’s happening all across this nation. We have got over 30 percent of the counties that only have one insurance company offering a policy on the exchange; that’s not providing choices for folks. We’ve got premiums that are up, deductibles are up. More people, 6.5 million folks, are being taxed to have the privilege, the right, not to purchase coverage; $3 billion they are spending.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed a vote on the Senate’s repeal-and-replace bill after opposition was voiced from both conservatives and moderates. The Senate GOP caucus continues to work to find a solution.
Price remained optimistic in the face of this delay, emphasizing the consequences of inaction. “The status quo is unacceptable,” he said.
7.19.17 8:49 pmHypocrisy Alert: Warren Calls for More Transparency for Foreign Donations to Campaigns
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.”
7.17.17 3:01 pmRNC Chair: It’s Time to Show Americans That the Republican Party Can Govern
“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.
7.17.17 11:06 amNew NRSC Ad Hits 2018 Dems for Their Support of Obamacare
“Democrats’ Obamacare Lies,” highlights the multiple lies Senate Democrats told the American people to get Obamacare passed.
7.13.17 12:09 pmJeff Sessions Announces Biggest Health Care Fraud Crackdown in US History
The Department of Justice caught over 400 individuals defrauding the federal government.