CNN’s Dana Bash used billionaire Warren Buffett as a pretext Sunday for asking HHS Secretary Tom Price how much he would save under the GOP health care bill…
Bash started off by being a bit snarky in her line of questioning by showing Warren Buffett’s question in May on how much wealthy congressmen would save from the passage of an Obamacare replacement.
Bash repeated this question to Price: “So what’s your answer? How much would you save under the House and Senate bills?”
Price responded: “Obamacare taxes were put in place to build a whole new government program, government-run health care. There’s 6.5 million Americans right now who are paying $3 billion in penalties in taxes for the purpose of not purchasing health care coverage. That system isn’t working for those 6.5 million. How about lowering the taxes for those 6.5 million?”
Bash shot back: “I understand that, but when it comes to the bill before the United States Senate, the fact of the matter is that people like you are going to get a tax cut.”
Price continued by saying the system is broken and that many counties do not even have an insurer.
Bash came back with another snarky response: “I’m not sure Warren Buffett will be satisfied that he got an answer to his question, but I appreciate…”
THIS IS THE MONEY SHOT: PRICE SHOT BACK:
“I’m not sure that Warren Buffett is interested in insuring patients in those counties that won’t have insurance. We need to look at every single American citizen and every single individual across this land that they get the coverage they want for themselves and their family, not that the government forces them to buy.”…BOOM!