During a rare appearance on a non-
"These are not cuts to Medicaid, George," Conway insisted. "You keep calling them as cuts. But we don't see them as cuts. It's slowing the rate of growth in the future and getting Medicaid back to where it was."
Stephanopoulos pressed Conway on the subject, asking how an estimated
Following Conway's appearance, Stephanopoulos asked Sen.
"I respectfully disagree with her analysis," Collins said. "Based on what I've seen, given the inflation rate that would be applied in the outer years to the Medicaid program, the
On Monday morning, Conway appeared on Fox & Friends to defend her comments, telling host
"It's not a lie," Conway insisted. "Medicaid is intended for the poor, the needy, and the sick. ... If you are able-bodied and you would like to go and find employment and employer-sponsored benefits, then you should be able to do that."
"The main event in the
The idea that the bill contains no cuts to Medicaid is something the administration have pushed hard since the bill's release last week. Health and Human Services Secretary
"We would not pull the rug out from anybody," Price said, "and we would not have individuals lose coverage that they want for themselves and for their family."
Despite comments being made by the Trump administration, the legislation's proposed Medicaid cuts are the main reason some moderate Republican senators, many of whom represent states that benefit from Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, are hesitant to support the
"I have made clear that I want to make sure the rug is not pulled out from under
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