Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Trump team: Insurance coverage doesn’t mean people get care
NYPOST by Marlsa Schultz --
Insurance coverage doesn’t guarantee that people get medical care, a top Trump administration official said Tuesday to counter a report that 24 million fewer individuals would buy insurance by 2026 under the House GOP’s new health-care plan.
“Coverage is not the end. People don’t get better with coverage. They get better with care,” Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s budget director, said Tuesday on MSNBC.
Administration officials claim that deductibles under ObamaCare are so high that many people skip doctors’ visits.
“The Democrats were concerned about coverage; they’re patting themselves on the back for giving you coverage,” Mulvaney added on CNN. “But you still couldn’t afford to go to the doctor.”