Kellyanne Conway won't abandon deception that Trumpcare won't kill Medicaid

Kellyanne Conway on ABC.   ABC

Kellyanne Conway on ABC. ABC

"Obamacare took Medicaid, which was created to help the poor, the needy, the sick, disabled, also children and pregnant women, it took it and went way above the poverty line to many able-bodied Americans", she said.

In an interview on ABC's This Week on Sunday, Conway, counselor to President Trump, said that Obamacare expanded Medicaid to those who did not truly need it, because they were able to work.

"It would be great to get Democrats to the table, but we just don't see it", she said.

Health care reform - or more specifically, the GOP's promised repeal and replacement of Obamacare - is at a fever pitch in Washington D.C. right now, and Kellyanne Conway's appearance yesterday on ABC's This Week raised a lot of eyebrows. We're not talking about the elderly who benefit, the children, the pregnant women, the disabled.

Conway then spun off into delusion, "You keep calling them cuts, but we don't see them as cuts".

The Senate's bill unveiled last week fundamentally reshapes that program from an open-ended government commitment to a system of capped federal payments that limit federal spending. The House and Senate, health care bills propose such steep cuts in the program that states will be forced to throw people off of Medicaid. "This slows the rate for the future, and it allows governors more flexibility for the future with Medicaid dollars".

She also spoke out about comments made by Sen.

"What is Sen. Durbin doing?" she said.

"It's not a lie", Conway insisted.

She would then double down on the sentiment that her initial comments were not a lie: "I'm not going to all people and detractors and Trump-haters to call me a liar because they don't want to do their homework and look at what is actually happening to Medicaid".

"This is to improve healthcare, to make it more free market, more patient-centric, to give people more choices". But when the CBO analyzed the House version of the legislation, which envisions slightly less severe cuts over time, it predicted the bill would mean 14 million fewer Americans would have coverage under Medicaid by 2026. They also predicted the cuts would cost 14 million people health care coverage under Medicaid by 2026.

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