“The Trump administration has done everything they possibly can to undermine the affordable care act,” Reich retorted as Moore shook his head and mirthlessly laughed.
“I predict that if we were to stay in Obamacare, you wouldn’t have 23 million people losing their health care, you would have tens of millions losing their health care,” Moore said.
It was when host Anderson Cooper gave the floor to Moore, however, that the panel began to unravel. Moore accused Cooper and Reich of “burying the lede” and ignoring another news topic of the day — that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City pulled out of the Affordable Care Act marketplace in Missouri.
When discussing the “untenable position” Senate Republicans will face when voting on the so-called “American Health Care Act” passed by the House earlier this month, Reich listed all the downsides of the new CBO score, including that 23 million people will be uninsured and that Medicaid will be cut under the president’s new budget.
In a CNN panel discussing the Congressional Budget Office’s new score for the GOP’s Obamacare repeal, politico and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich got into it with Stephen Moore, an economic adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign.