Price: Trump 'absolutely' keeping promises on healthcare

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom PriceThomas (Tom) Edmunds PriceTrump’s shifting Cabinet to introduce new faces Cummings sends 51 letters to White House, others requesting compliance with document requests Interior chief Zinke to leave administration MORE on Sunday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpPentagon update to missile defense doctrine will explore space-base technologies, lasers to counter threats Giuliani: 'I never said there was no collusion' between the Trump campaign and Russia Former congressmen, RNC members appointed to Trump administration roles MORE is “absolutely” keeping his promises to the American people on healthcare.

Americans will be "covered in a way that they want” under the new healthcare plan, Price told Andrea Mitchell on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Price dismissed critics who say that the Republican plan, recently passed in the House, does not take care of individuals with pre-existing conditions.


“No, I think it’s absolutely true that the president is fulfilling his promise to the American people and that is to make certain that every single American has access to the kind of coverage that they want for themselves and for their family, not that their government forces them to buy and make certain that we ensure that individuals with pre-existing illnesses and injuries and conditions are covered, but covered in a way that they want,” Price said.

Trump promised during his presidential campaign to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions. But the House legislation includes an amendment that allows states to opt out of ObamaCare provisions that protect individuals from being charged higher insurance premiums based on their health. 

Price on Sunday said the new legislation will make healthcare “more affordable” for Americans and that the GOP plan is a “different way” to take care of people with pre-existing conditions.

“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 broader choices for patients. So that again they’re able to see the doctor that they want to see,” Price said.