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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 18:11

WH Reporters Advocate for Single-Payer Health Care, Push Jemele Hill Story

Written by  Curtis Houck

Wednesday’s White House press briefing didn’t feature CNN’s Jim Acosta, so his colleagues picked up the slack with lobbying efforts for single-payer health care, ensuring wealthy Americans don’t get tax cuts, and anti-Trump comments by ESPN’s Jemele Hill.

Los Angeles Times reporter Noah Bierman got the ball rolling on single-payer health care, asking Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders what she made of Democrats proposing such a change.

“I think that the President, as well as the majority of the country, knows that the single payer system that the Democrats are proposing is a horrible idea. I can’t think of anything worse than having government be more involved in your health care instead of less involved,” Huckabee Sanders responded in part.

Bierman followed up:

BIERMAN: But could he sign something that's not a full scale repeal? Obviously, I'm not just saying single payer, but something along the lines of what Senator Alexander

HUCKABEE SANDERS: We'd have to see the specific pieces of that legislation before we're going to weigh in on a hypothetical bill.

Just over five minutes later, CBS News Radio White House correspondent Steven Portnoy explained that Trump told The Washington Post in January that “he wanted to see a program that would allow for insurance for everybody and that would leverage Medicare and Medicaid's ability to control drug prices.

Read more at NewsBusters

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