Mar 19, 2017

Price on Trumpcare: Just wait for the other two parts

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Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price is sticking by his prediction last week that "nobody will be worse off financially" under Trumpcare, even after the Congressional Budget Office predicted it would cover 24 million fewer people and low-income older adults would pay much more out of pocket. On ABC's "This Week", he insisted the House GOP bill is just step one in a three-part Obamacare repeal process, and that the other two parts — regulatory changes by him, and other health care changes to be taken up by Congress later — would take care of any problems.

"You have to put in place the entire plan, and this is part of that plan."

Yes, but: Price also said the bill may have to be changed when it gets to the Senate to provide more tax credit help for those low-income older adults. "That may be the case," Price said. "If it needs more beefing up ... for folks who are low-income and between 50 and 64 years of age, that's something that we've talked about, something we've entertained, and that may happen throughout the process."

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NASCAR driver Ryan Newman hospitalized after fiery Daytona 500 crash

Ryan Newman, driver of the #6 Koch Industries Ford, crashes and flips during the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Monday. Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Racing driver Ryan Newman was hospitalized in a serious condition with non-life threatening injuries after his car crashed at the Daytona 500 on Monday, NASCAR said in a statement.

The big picture: The 42-year-old was leading the final lap of the race, won by Denny Hamlin, when his car flipped in the fiery crash. President Trump tweeted after the crash, "Praying for Ryan Newman, a great and brave @NASCARdriver!"

Go deeper: Trump takes presidential limousine for lap at Daytona 500

Bolton indicates more Ukraine details if book prevails WH "censorship"

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton on stage at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, on Monday. Photo: Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton said during a talk at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina he hopes his new book is "not suppressed" by the White House, according to journalists present in the room.

This is an effort to write history and I did it the best I can. We'll have to see what comes out of the censorship."
Bolton's comments, per Bloomberg and the New York Times

There are warning signs that Nevada could be Iowa all over again

Former Sen. Harry Reid (D) lines up to cast an early vote for the upcoming Nevada Democratic presidential caucus. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The alarms are increasingly sounding over Nevada's Democratic caucus, which is just five days away.

Why it matters: Similar issues to the ones that plagued Iowa's caucus seem to be rearing their ugly heads, the WashPost reports.