CV LOOP: HHS Secretary Tom Price dismisses uninsured estimate



HEALTH CARE // HHS Secretary Tom Price dismissed the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis, which projected an overall increase in the number of uninsured Americans under the Obamacare replacement plan released by Republicans. “We think that the CBO simply has it wrong,” said Price. “It’s just not believable, is what we would suggest.”

HEALTH CARE // President Donald Trump met with a variety of Americans who say they’ve suffered under Obamacare. “We paid $8,000 for five months and were never able to use it,” Georgia woman Brittany Ivey told Trump.

BLUE COLLAR // Salena Zito interviews blue-collar voters in Steubenville, Ohio. And she talks about the misconceptions people in Washington have about people who live in cities like Steubenville. “One key assumption is that these people hate where they live, can’t wait to leave, feel tethered to their hometown’s decline, or have lost hope for a brighter future.”

TUESDAY TRIVIA // Who was the first President to live in the White House?

EDUCATION // With studies showing that public school students aren’t eating what cafeterias are serving, schools are asking President Trump to end Michelle Obama’s strict lunch rules.

BATHROOM BILL // Former NC Governor Pat McCroy says backlash over his state’s controversial “bathroom law” has made it hard for him to find a job. “If you disagree with the politically correct thought police on this new definition of gender, you’re a bigot, you’re the worst of evil,” McCrory said. “It’s almost as if I broke a law.”

CULTURE // More “tolerance” from our pop culture: Rapper Snoop Dogg shoots fake-President Trump in new video ‘Lavender.’

FAITH // ISIS inadvertently proves Bible historically accurate. One archaeologist was quoted as saying that ISIS’s act of “destruction has actually led us to a fantastic find.”

CATHOLIC // Fr. Stanley Rother, first US-born martyr, to be beatified in September.

TRIVIA ANSWER // Our second president, John Adams, moved into the White House on September 1, 1800.

SAINT // Saint Maximilian –

DAILY MASS // “To the upright I will show the saving power of God.” (Ps 50:23) –

COOL //  7 of history’s most brilliant scientists people forget were Catholic.

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1 Comment

  1. The “uninsured” number from the CBO was said to be bumped up by the number of people who will not buy health insurance if they aren’t fined for not buying it.

    Well, yeah.

    It’s being painted like people will be kicked off the rolls. That’s not what the CBO put forth.

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