Washington, D.C. – According to Politico, in response to senior White House aid Kellyanne Conway’s insistence that a health care overhaul is forthcoming, CMS Administrator Seema Verma balked at Conway’s September timeline, saying “I think to some degree you’re seeing the plan in action, right? Every day we are implementing the president’s agenda on health care…” Leslie Dach, chair of Protect Our Care and former HHS official, issued the following statement in response:

“We are seeing President Trump’s plan in action: skyrocketing drug prices, gutting protections for pre-existing conditions, proposing billions in cuts to Medicare and Medicaid and all the while giving tax breaks to the drug and insurance industries. We already know President Trump’s real health care agenda is the Texas lawsuit which would throw our health care system in chaos by ending protections for pre-existing conditions, stripping coverage from 20 million Americans, and raising costs across the board.”