• Price pointed out that some 20 million people remain uninsured under Obamacare, and suggests that under the Republican plan those 20 million will be brought under the insurance umbrella. How? Once again, a magic wand must be involved. It is certainly astonishing news to the experts at the Congressional Budget Office, who predict that the GOP plan will do the opposite by stripping 24 million Americans of their coverage. Every other nonpartisan expert to examine the plan has reached a similar conclusion.
• Price claimed that under the GOP plan, deductibles would fall; the CBO says "deductibles and other cost-sharing would increase." He claimed that those with pre-existing conditions would be protected; they would not. Price claimed that premiums would fall; the CBO says that is true for younger, healthier Americans, but older and poorer Americans would pay a lot more, so much more that many would be unable to afford it. (Obamacare allows older Americans to be charged three times as much as younger Americans. Under the GOP plan, they can be charged five times as much.)
CNN host Jake Tapper was appropriately astonished at Price's various claims:
TAPPER: Are you actually saying that $880 billion in cuts ... is actually not going to result in millions of Americans not getting Medicaid?
PRICE: Absolutely not. And we believe strongly that the Medicaid population that will be cared for in a better way under our program, because it will be more responsive to them.
If you have to lie about what you're doing, maybe, just maybe, you're doing the wrong thing.