President Trump spoke with reporters inside the White House Friday morning; saying the GOP is quickly “becoming the party of healthcare” after supporting a new proposal that would end “surprise medical billing” for American patients.
“The Republican Party, I have to say this is really very much becoming the party of health care, you see what we’re doing. We’re determined to end surprise medical billing for American patients and that’s happening right now,” said the Commander-in-Chief.
President Trump: "The Republican Party, I have to say this is really very much becoming the party of health care, you see what we're doing. We're determined to end surprise medical billing for American patients and that's happening right now." pic.twitter.com/vFvY2m0ihr
— The Hill (@thehill) May 10, 2019
Trump’s comments come as a high-stakes lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act makes its way through the courts. If upheld, the legal challenge could effectively nullify President Obama’s signature legislative achievement.
AOC DIGS IN: Ocasio-Cortez Says It’s ‘A Myth’ that Veterans’ Healthcare System is ‘Broken’
Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doubled-down on her recent claims that the Veterans’ Affairs healthcare system “ain’t broke” Monday; saying it’s “a myth” that the VA hospitals “are broken.”
“You might have heard Fox News talking about it,” Ocasio-Cortez said, “because there is a myth that all VAs everywhere are broken.”
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) April 29, 2019
“If we can starve them of budgets and make sure they can’t do their job, then we can say the whole system should be thrown away,” she said while speaking with supporters in New York City. “I’m not going to back down from protecting the VA.”
BERNIECARE: Sanders Insists Universal Healthcare ‘NOT CRAZY,’ Current System Killing 'Ordinary People’
Vermont Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders doubled-down on his demands for a universal healthcare system throughout the United States Wednesday; saying his ‘Medicare for All’ program is “not a crazy idea.”
“Medicare for All is not a crazy idea,” tweeted the self-described Democratic Socialist. “What’s crazy is that our health care system is designed to make as much profit for insurance and pharma executives as possible, while ordinary people die because they can’t afford the care and medicine they need.”
Medicare for All is not a crazy idea.
What's crazy is that our health care system is designed to make as much profit for insurance and pharma executives as possible, while ordinary people die because they can't afford the care and medicine they need.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 19, 2018
Sanders and fellow Democrats have re-issued their calls for a ‘Medicare for All’ system in recent weeks; likely setting the stage for a key policy pledge heading into the 2020 presidential election.