Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer, one of Donald Trump’s earliest detractors, is now finding a great deal to like about the president-elect.
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He told the Fox News panel on “Special Report” Tuesday that Trump’s choice of Tom Price for Health and Human Services secretary indicates that he “wants to get stuff done.”
Price is a physician and member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia.
“It tells me that He doesn’t care if he creates an argument for Democrats to say, ‘You’re hypocritical about Wall Street.’ He cares about results, and you see that in the Tom Price pick,” Krauthammer said. “He is the perfect man if you want to dismantle Obamacare and that is a very difficult — and it will be a drawn-out — process that Price has been working on since before Obamacare was passed. He’s a doctor. He knows exactly what the various plans are. The key to his plan, the one he’s proposed every year for the last eight years, is to give tax credits, not just tax deductions, that would be far more expensive but allows the individual to choose his own insurance.”
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Then Krauthammer, a physician himself, addressed the problems that will more-than-likely be encountered in dismantling and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
“His argument and Trump’s argument is: You want to have the widest coverage you can,” he explained. “You don’t want to be seen as the Grinch taking it away, but with the Democrats, what liberals do reflexively, is if you give something, you want to get control. And the Price plan idea is to remove government control and dictation as to what you have to do, what you must have in your plan, and how the system is run. I think it’s a good plan, and this is the right guy to get it done.”
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