Robert Reich Completely Dismantles the GOP's Obamacare Replacement in a Matter of Minutes
Shortly after Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price introduced President Trump's Obamacare replacement bill, CNN’s Anderson Cooper spoke with former Donald Trump adviser Stephen Moore and Robert Reich about the new plan. Let's just say the former secretary of labor was unimpressed.
"If you get rid of the taxes that supported the Affordable Care Act, and you also get rid of the mandate…then you don’t have the wherewithal to replace what you had before,” he said of the Republicans who now find themselves in an "impossible position."
Moore balked at the charge, arguing that Price's presentation was simply a "draft plan." But Reich was incensed with Republicans for breaking their promise that insurance could be purchased across state lines.
“That was the big reform that Republicans were going to offer and it’s not in this,” Reich said. “There is nothing in this for middle-class families, for families that voted for Trump, for poor people. This is basically a huge transfer of resources from the poor and the sicker to the wealthier and the healthier."
A new report estimates that the Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would leave up to 10 million people uninsured.
“How can you possibly vote on this if there is no information on coverage or cost?” Reich asked incredulously. “This is absurd!"