White House: Republican Repeal-And-Replace Proposal ‘Not Worthy’ Of Consideration
White House press secretary Josh Earnest blasts the plan, saying it includes wildly unpopular and recycled ideas. Meanwhile, a former presidential campaign adviser thinks the plan might be good for at least one person: Donald Trump.
White House Slams GOP's ObamaCare Replacement Plan
President Obama's chief spokesman on Wednesday ripped the House Republicans’ long-awaited plan to replace ObamaCare, calling the proposal too little, too late. “For six years now, Republicans have vowed to put an ObamaCare alternative on the floor of the Congress. And for six years now, they have broken that promise,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters. (Fabian, 6/22)
How Ryan's Health Plan Could Help Trump
House Republicans just gave Donald Trump a viable path to repeal and replace Obamacare, according to the budget expert who wrote Sen. John McCain's health plan in 2008. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who was McCain's top economic adviser during the 2008 campaign, told POLITICO's "Pulse Check" podcast that House Speaker Paul Ryan's health care plan released Wednesday is a major milestone for the party and for this fall's elections, too. (Diamond, 6/23)