Price on ObamaCare replacement: 'Nobody will be worse off financially'

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said he doesn't expect anybody to be "worse off financially" under House Republicans' plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

"I firmly believe that nobody will be worse off financially in the process that we're going through," Price said during an interview that aired Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press."

"Understanding that they'll have choices that they can select the kind of coverage that they want for themselves and for their family, not the government forces them to buy."
 
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Price said there are 20 million people in the country who have "said to the federal government, 'Phooey. I'll pay a penalty or I'll take a waiver.'
 
"'I'm not even going to get coverage in the system that we currently have,'" Price said.
 
"That may be a system that works for government or insurance, but it doesn't work for people. We need a system that works for people."
 
Price said he thinks there's opportunity under a new healthcare system to insure more people.
 
"I believe and the president believes firmly that if you create a system that's accessible for everybody and you provide the financial feasibility for everybody to get coverage, that we have a great opportunity to increase coverage over where we are right now," he said.
 
"As opposed to where the line is going right now where people are losing coverage, and we're going to have fewer individuals covered than we do currently."