This is my shocked face: Trump's former HHS Secretary openly admits killing the mandate will cause premiums to spike.

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So apparently Donald Trump's former Health & Human Services Secretary (and lover of first-class airfare on the taxpayer's dime) Tom Price addressed the World Health Care Conference this morning, and offered this gem:

Price says that he's not a big fan of the GOP tax bill's 2019 individual mandate repeal-- says it will harm the pool in the exchange markets & drive up costs

— Ariel Cohen (@ArielCohen37) May 1, 2018

Really. Gee. you don't say.

Making my eyeballs roll even further back in my head, here's what Price said just nine months ago (shortly before he was given the boot from the HHS Dept.):

Tom Price before/after shot/chaser:

— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) May 1, 2018

 

(sigh) As a reminder, here's what this is all about.