Trump health pick gives Dems few details on health overhaul

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  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Jan. 25, 2017 9:20 a.m.

    "Instead, he repeatedly told them that the GOP goal is making health care affordable and "accessible for every single American" and to provide choices."

    Translation: This guy doesn't have the slightest idea of what he will do to overhaul health care in America. Like most Republicons, he hasn't shifted gears from being an obstructionist to being in charge.

  • GingerMarshall Brooklyn, OH
    Jan. 25, 2017 6:44 a.m.

    @lost in DC: "whatever comes out should allow insurers to price for controllable risk."

    A clear slippery slope.

    You can test for nicotine in the person's blood to determine if they're a smoker.

    You can test for illegal drugs, but that only shows if they've used recently. Doesn't pick up occasional users.

    Alcohol clears the system in about eight hours – and even so, would they charge more for someone who has an occasional glass of wine with dinner? A beer during the game but rarely otherwise?

    And promiscuity? How do you know? I mean, for some people they could simply audit Howard Stern shows to find bragging about promiscuity and adultery. Most Americans, however, don't publicize their indiscretions.

    Full implementation of this idea would lead to insurance companies spying on every part of our private lives.

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    Jan. 25, 2017 5:54 a.m.

    The GOP "plan" is more and more sounding like, "You know - the way it used to be before the ACA."

    @ silo

    "At this point, with the text of Pelosi's quote readily searchable in less time than it takes for you to misrepresent it, what is the excuse to perpetuate the lie? Do you think it helps support your position?"

    Alternative facts. They're a way of life for some (including the illustrious DJT).

  • silo Sandy, UT
    Jan. 24, 2017 9:40 p.m.

    @lost in dc
    "you were ok with 'we have to pass it so we can see what's in it'"

    This quote gets thrown around a lot, and it's never accurate, and its meaning is always twisted to fit a lie.

    At this point, with the text of Pelosi's quote readily searchable in less time than it takes for you to misrepresent it, what is the excuse to perpetuate the lie?

    Do you think it helps support your position?

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 24, 2017 7:34 p.m.

    We don't have to pass this one to know what's in it. It'll pass, and still no one will know.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 24, 2017 6:10 p.m.

    whatever comes out should allow insurers to price for controllable risk. you want to smoke? pay a higher, non-subsidized premium. same if you drink, use recreational drugs, are promiscuous, or morbidly obese, etc. Folks with genetic predisposition or pre-existing conditions should not be penalized, but if your choices make you a higher risk customer, you should pay for those choices.

    old man
    you were ok with "we have to pass it so we can see what's in it"?

    mcclark
    since dems gave us obamacare, what we had before looked very good in comparison.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 24, 2017 6:04 p.m.

    Tom Price is not only the best pick for the job, but also the best qualified.

    Only Democrats are objecting! And, their questioning this man's integrity as a devoted, successful doctor in the private and public section of medicine is appalling!

    He should be nominated! No backroom deals and 12 hour vote on a healthcare plan this time. It will be handled by someone who actually knows the medical field with experts to guide him. I wouldn't trust the opposition with a smidgen of information!

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 24, 2017 4:52 p.m.

    When the Republicans are done Obamacare is going to look very very good in comparison.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Jan. 24, 2017 4:48 p.m.

    Not just democrats, Nobody knows what the amazing terrific carnage will bring.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Jan. 24, 2017 4:28 p.m.

    Bet we don't have to "pass it to know what's in it" and there won't be lies and false promises like "It will save the average American family $2500/year".

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 24, 2017 4:17 p.m.

    few details? Here are some details -- we are going to KILL Obamacare and start over. How is that for details? The GOP currently has 7 plans that are already written -- they just have to combine the best parts into one now. Let's all keep in mind who created this Everest sized mess in the first place--The Democrats!! This is their bill 100%....the bill they didn't even bother to read before passing it. That was sure a great idea wasn't it. Obamacare is the classic case why polititians should NEVER write anything that you want to actually work!!! What a pathetic joke. This is a "bail out" as much as anything.

  • Vermonter Plymouth, MI
    Jan. 24, 2017 4:09 p.m.

    Democrats are attempting to put the cart before the horse. This is a confirmation hearing, not a legislative debate.

    Tom Price is actually a doctor who is also a congressman. Sounds like someone who knows a bit more about the healthcare industry than all of the Senators questioning him.

    Price does not sound at all like a swamp rat either. That would be most of the Senators questioning him. Some of them even have the audacity to lie about him during senate hearings knowing they cannot be prosecuted for their lies.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 24, 2017 4:04 p.m.

    "Don't ask for details. Just trust us."

    Trust The Donald?

    Sorry. But that's not a reasonable request.

  • louie Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 24, 2017 3:57 p.m.

    Rather than draining the swamp, it appears Trump maybe restocking it with alligators