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Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:00 AM

Governors skeptical after 'pretty atrocious' session with top Trump health officials

Source: CNN

Providence, Rhode Island (CNN) Governors confronted President Donald Trump's top health officials over the cost of the Republican health care push to their states in a tense, closed-door session here Saturday.

Vice President Mike Pence, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma made a frantic bid at the National Governors Association meeting Friday and Saturday to win over -- or at least silence -- skeptical GOP governors.

But their efforts left major questions unanswered, Republican and Democratic governors said

And Pence's speech Friday resulted in the vice president openly feuding with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican who didn't attend the governors' meeting.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/15/politics/trump-health-care-governors/index.html

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Stuart G Jul 16 OP
riversedge Jul 16 #1
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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:38 AM

1. "They repeatedly pretended that the federal government saving hundreds of billions of dollars won't

I saw Tom Price on TV just now. Lying SOB. Lucky I only caught the last few minutes or my BP would explode!



.......They urged governors to ignore Congressional Budget Office estimates that 15 million fewer people would be covered by Medicaid by 2026 and that $772 billion would be cut from the program, compared to current law, under a Senate Republican bill that would eliminate Obamacare's expansion of the program.


Their argument: States would gain flexibility to overhaul their traditional Medicaid programs through block grants or per-enrollee caps, allowing them to save money that could be used to stave off losses of coverage.


But the closed-door session with Price and Verma on Saturday was "pretty atrocious," said Connecticut Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy.
"They repeatedly pretended that the federal government saving hundreds of billions of dollars won't translate to actual cuts," he said. "I was told that I'll innovate sufficiently to save them hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars."

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:05 AM

2. We have murderous people in charge of Health and Human Services

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 01:02 PM

3. Pence was a total failure.

He went hard after Sandoval, even had a private meeting and it swayed the governor not one iota. His lies don't stand up to reality and even folks in his own party that have even a shred of compassion realize this and wont support the dog of a bill.

Mccain is the most disappointing repug there is because he will recognize the truth but always ends up voting for the lies in the end. Cruz, Rand, Coryn are never even within shouting distance of recognizing reality and wouldn't know it if it shit on their shoes.

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