CNN's Tami Luhby: "We're talking about actually hurting Americans" with Trump's threat to end insurance cost-sharing subsidies
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From the July 31 edition of CNN Newsroom:
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POPPY HARLOW (HOST): I have two important questions for you this morning, the first being the insurance companies. The president frames this as bailouts for insurance companies. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is actually 5 to 6 million Americans who rely on these $7 billion a year into subsidies so they can afford health coverage. Right?
TAMI LUHBY: Right. I mean, Congress and the president is making this a political game. Their goal is to fulfill their promise, repeal Obamacare. But there are about 6 million people who get these bailouts, these cost-sharing subsidies, and in total there is more than 10 million people on the exchanges. So we're talking about actually hurting Americans.