Kellyanne Conway Doubles Down on Medicaid Comments

"It's not a lie", Conway told Fox News' Fox & Friends when asked about the criticism she received after a Sunday appearance on ABC's This Week.

But the draft of the health care bill Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released on Thursday includes steep cuts to Medicaid, aiming to phase out the federal funding implemented under Obamacare for states to expand Medicaid eligibility. However, according to Conway, the health care bill isn't actually making cuts to Medicaid; it is, instead, "slowing the rate of growth in the future" and giving individual governors "more flexibility".

"I'm not going to comment on his conversations with his intelligence community", Conway said.

"I don't see how you can say the more than $800 billion in savings is not cuts". You need 50 votes from senators. Under the Senate bill, like its House counterpart, the federal government would withdraw those extra funds, forcing most of the 31 states (plus the District of Columbia) that accepted the money to roll back their expansions partly or entirely.

Critics will nearly certainly point out that able-bodied individuals don't need health care coverage until they are sick. Medicaid, over time, would be unsustainable and unaffordable because Obamacare failed to bring the costs down for health care. "So that tells you something", Conway said.

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She added: "If they are able-bodied and they want to work, then they'll have employer-sponsored benefits like you and I do".

Stephanopolous said there aren't 45 yeses, because several Republican senators have not said they would support the bill.

Ms. Conway declined to admit that proposed Medicaid cuts would result in current enrollees losing coverage because she said those who were covered under Medicaid expansion were not the program's intended participants.

So if you have an able-bodied American, who again is not poor, sick, needy - we're not talking about the elderly who benefit, the children, the pregnant women, the disabled - if you're able-bodied and you would like to go and find employment and have employer-sponsored benefits, then you should be able to do that. "When you get rid of these penalties, these taxes, when you open up the market, when you stop the insurers from leaving and just hemorrhaging out of the exchanges - you had 83 leave the markets last year, two dozen more, that will be over 100 by next year", she said.

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