Pressed by Andrea Mitchell on a coalition of health groups and other advocates who oppose the measure, Price said it said it would allow "for every single person to get the access to the kind of coverage that they want." He continued:
Look, nobody wants folks who have a pre-existing illness or injury not to be covered. We want to make certain that we can do it at a lower price and [with] broader choices for patients. So that again, they're able to see the doctor that they want to see. They're able to go to the hospital that they want to go to, and to the clinic that they want to go to, not that Washington forces them to participate in.
Asked whether the plan would raise the "costs on the sickest people," Price said the House plan would capture more of the 20 million or so who have sought to avoid Obamacare's mandates. Said Price: