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

GOP Sen. Susan Collins of ME also challenged Conway's assertion that the Better Care Reconciliation Act would not result in Medicaid cuts.

"If you are now in Medicaid, if you became a Medicaid recipient during the Obamacare expansion, you were grandfathered in", Conway told Stephanopoulos.

The White House counsel asserted that many able-bodied Americans did not need Medicaid because they could find employers who offer health care benefits, stating that Americans who lose Medicaid benefits "should probably find other - at least see if there are other options for them". Medicaid's imperative. Its founding was meant to help the poor, the sick, the needy, the disabled children, some elderly women, particularly pregnant women. But I'm not going to allow people and detractors and Trump haters to call me a liar because they don't want to do the homework and look at what's happening to Medicaid. "It's slowing the rate of growth in the future and getting Medicaid back to where it was", Conway told ABC News.

But the draft of the health care bill Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released on Thursday includes steep cuts to Medicaid, aiming to phase out the federal funding implemented under Obamacare for states to expand Medicaid eligibility.

She added that these Medicaid savings must happen to keep the program sustainable long-term.

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"ObamaCare has robbed people of choices".

"You know what they could have done with that money?" "When you get rid of these penalties, these taxes, when you open up the market, when you stop the insurers from leaving and just hemorrhaging out of the exchanges - you had 83 leave the markets last year, two dozen more, that will be over 100 by next year", she said.

"It's collapsing, it has benefited some Americans".

She also spoke out about comments made by Sen. Don't expect Donald Trump and the Republican Party to care about your lack of health insurance, because they don't. "What are any of the Democrats doing to improve healthcare in our country?"

Also on Monday, Conway refused speculation on reports that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy plans to announce his retirement later in the day. "So that tells you something", Conway said. "I know the president when he appointed Neil Gorsuch made clear at any time when he gets a federal appointment, whether it's at the Supreme Court level or the district court, the circuit courts, that he will appoint people, nominate people who have fidelity to the constitution".

  • Ismael Montgomery