Corker: ‘Much More Prudent’ to Repeal and Replace ObamaCare at the Same Time

‘And President-Elect Trump, by the way, has agreed with that’

SCARBOROUGH: "And should ObamaCare be thrown out without there being a replacement right there?"
BRZEZINSKI: "I’m just going to assume he thinks the answer to that is no, but am I wrong in that assumption?"
CORKER: "No, I think it’s a much more prudent course of action to do all at the same time, and President-Elect Trump, by the way, has agreed with that. If you think about it, Tom Price won’t even — per the bill, as it says today, they’re supposed to report back changes on January 27th. Tom Price likely will not even be in office yet at that time. So I think having your HHS person there with the information at hand to help sort of guide the reform process, the replace process, would be a good thing, not to mention — I know Joe’s a fiscal hawk like me — if you keep the subsidies in place for three years and do away with the revenues, it’s literally like taking $116 billion — that’s with a “B” — $116 billion and throwing it into a mud puddle, not an idea that I think is particularly interesting."

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