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>> Our goal would be to go from what we see as a Democrat healthcare system to an American healthcare system.>> With Republicans in Congress plotting the demise of President Obama's signature healthcare plan, GOP congressman, Tom Price, on Capital Hill fielding tough questions from Democrats, Wednesday, in his bid to become Donald Trump's Secretary of Health and Human Services
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>> Do you believe that healthcare is a right?>> The fierce critic of Obamacare drawing first fire from Senator Bernie Sanders.>> In Canada, in other countries, all people have the right to get healthcare. Do you believe we should move in that direction?>> I believe, and I look forward to working with you, to make certain that every single American has access to the highest quality care and coverage that is possible.
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>> That's access to, does not mean that they are guaranteed health care. I have access to buying a 10 million dollar home, I don't have the money to do that.>> Price also facing questions on what comes after Obamacare, with millions of Americans unclear whether they will still have coverage.
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The congressional budget office estimates repealing the Affordable Care Act could leave 18 million people uninsured if Congress doesn't move quickly with the replacement. A number house speaker Paul Ryan's office branded as meaningless.>> Everything that we have done has been above board, transparent, ethical and legal.>> Price also coming under fire about a Wall Street Journal report on his recent purchase of stock in health related companies that stood to profit from the end of Obamacare.
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Especially from Senator Elizabeth Warren. Did you take additional actions to advance the plan to help the company that you now own stock in?>> I'm offended by the insinuation, Senator.>> I have to commend Donald Trump for picking you.>> Price is expended to win easy confirmation with Republicans hoping to have an Obamacare repeal bill on incoming president Donald Trump's desk by January 27th.