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Health Policy Updates: May 6 2017

In an interview with CBS, Donald Trump was noted to tell several blatant lies about the contents of the current version of the AHCA:

  1. Pre-existing conditions will continue to be required to be accepted for insurance.
  2. Premiums will be lowered by the law.
  3. That the bill includes the popular conservative idea to allow interstate insurance markets.

This article, with excerpts from interview the interview, is quite revealing. It’s almost as if the president doesn’t know anything about health care, or is very comfortable lying about it. Or, both.

“This part of the interview is a bit bizarre…Now Trump appears to be saying that he’s ready to reverse course, that this part of the Republican bill is currently “changing.” So either Trump is announcing a big policy shift that would likely lead to Freedom Caucus opposing the bill — or he’s misunderstanding what is actually in the bill. From the interview, its hard to know.”

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