White House counselor Kellyanne Conway rejected media mislabeling the Republican-led health care bill as “Trumpcare.”
Clip via Fox News Channel
She made it clear during her appearance Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” that President Donald Trump is investing a lot of time and energy to get the bill through Congress.
“This is a piece of legislation also that has presidential leadership, he’s really husbanding this through,” Conway said on Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer.
“The president and vice president are all-in here. This is the AHCA, it has their imprimatur, and they are working on this more than anything day-by-day.”
Hemmer wondered at about the 5:10 mark in the nearly seven-minute interview, “Is it by any other name, ‘Trumpcare?’”
“It’s the American Health Care Act and I think it’s aptly named that for that reason. It wants everybody to have access to coverage, and that didn’t happen under Obamacare,” she said.
“I’ll call it ‘TrumpCare’ if you want to, but I didn’t hear President Trump say to any of us, ‘I want my name on that.’ It’s not about branding according to someone’s name, it’s serious business.”
Earlier in the interview, Conway also cautioned against giving it a different name.
“It’s repealing and replacing simultaneously,” she said. “This is the American Health Care Act. It’s not the ‘Repeal Obamacare Act.'”
One of the president’s promises throughout the presidential campaign was to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a more market-driven health insurance plan.
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