Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney declared Sunday the debate “is over” about healthcare coverage for people with preexisting conditions.
In an interview with ABC News’ “This Week,” Mulvaney answered “yes” to whether he could guarantee coverage for Obamacare recipients if the healthcare law was overturned by the courts as the Trump administration is advocating.
“Every single plan that the White House has put together has covered pre-existing conditions,” he said. “Every single plan considered by the Senate covers pre-existing conditions. The debate about pre-exist conditions is over. Both parties support them. Anyone telling you differently is lying for political gain.”
Mulvaney said the debate now is “how do you best do it?”
“Obamacare is not working. Even Democrats admit it,” he said, adding: “People are actually paying money to government not to have to take Obamacare. That’s a symptom of something that’s desperately broken. We don’t think the Democrats will work with us unless this court case proceed and Obamacare is found to be unconstitutional.”