It’s becoming increasingly hard to say if Kellyanne Conway is actually clueless or just an outright liar.
During an interview on ABC “This Week” program, Conway had to answer some difficult questions relating cuts to Medicaid in the Better Health Care Act ? Trumpcare 2.0 – the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act that Senate Republican leaders released last week.
However, instead of giving answers, Conway did what she does best: deliver alternative facts that have nothing to do with reality.
She criticized Obamacare’s expanded Medicaid coverage, that "opened it up" to healthy people who could find jobs.
"Obamacare took Medicaid, which was designed to help the poor, the needy, the sick, disabled, also children and pregnant women, it took it and went way above the poverty line to many able-bodied Americans," she said, and they "should probably find other — at least see if there are other options for them."
The White House counselor then suggested “able-bodied” Americans could easily find jobs and get health insurance.
"If they are able-bodied and they want to work,” she continued. “Then they'll have employer-sponsored benefits like you and I do."
So, essentially, as per Conway’s logic, taking away Medicaid from low-income workers is A-OK.
Also, perhaps the president’s former campaign manager, a lot like other Republicans, has not read the GOP health care bill because it takes away federal money from all the groups that she named in her answer. In fact, as many as 24 million Americans could lose insurance coverage by 2021 if the ACA is repealed.
One wonders how out-of-touch Conway and the rest of the Republicans pushing Trumpcare are ( – or maybe they just don’t care?).