Sebelius on GOP healthcare plan: 'I'm not sure what the goal is here'

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusJerry Moran: 'I wouldn't be surprised' if Pompeo ran for Senate in Kansas Mark Halperin inks book deal 2020 Democrats fight to claim Obama's mantle on health care MORE said she doesn't know what the focus of the GOP's plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare is.

"We were clear in the Obama administration about what the goal was: insure everybody. Get everybody into the health system. We knew we had to change insurance rules to do that," she said on NBC's "Meet The Press."

"I'm not sure what the goal is here."


Sebelius said the GOP's healthcare plan has kept some pieces of ObamaCare.

"The pre-existing condition," she said. "They have kept some subsidies, but I would say in sort of the wrong place to the wrong folks."

She said the GOP's healthcare plan does "serious damage to the whole marketplace theory."

"And companies will flee, given the uncertainty," she said.

The country is now at the lowest point of uninsured Americans "that has ever been recorded," she said.

"Under 10 percent of Americans lack coverage. But it's still too many, but that's where we are," she said. 

"There is no estimate in looking at this bill that in less money going to subsidies, with older Americans being able to be charged five times what younger Americans are being charged and with no variation based on income, that more people will have coverage," she continued.

"There's every estimation that anywhere from 2 [million] to 15 million people will lose coverage in this bill, and they are going after Medicaid expansion, which is a lot of lower-income working adults who will also lose that coverage."