White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had no intention in answering a simple question, if Americans would be assured that they will not lose their coverage under President Donald Trump’s health care plan.
Sanders made an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” saying Trump had promised to repeal Obamacare and replace it “with something that’s better.”
But host George Stephanopoulos asked her why, if Trump wanted to replace the law with something better, the White House couldn’t guarantee that everyone currently with insurance wouldn’t lose it.
Sanders decided to dodge the question time after time.
“We cannot survive under the current system,” Sanders said. “We have to make a massive overhaul to the health care system in America, because it is simply just not sustainable, and everybody agrees with that.”
“There is nobody that argues that we’re on a track that we can maintain,” she continued. “So we’re looking at every possible way to do exactly that: repeal a terrible, failed system and replace with something better.”
Stephanopoulos asked her yet again what this would mean for Americans.
Sanders said she wouldn’t “speak specifically for the president on that topic.”
“What I can say is he’s made it a high priority and a No. 1 focus that we make sure that people that have insurance continue their insurance, particularly those in the highest need,” she said.
A consulting firm did tell governors on Saturday that if Trump and Republicans slashed Obamacare millions would be losing their healthcare coverage.