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Omb Director Mick Mulvaney Interview: Full Transcript

Omb Director Mick Mulvaney Interview: Full Transcript

OMB Director Mick Mulvaney interview: Full Transcript After weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiations between House Republicans and the White House, the House narrowly approved a bill last week to repeal and replace Obamacare along party lines. It now faces an uncertain future in the Senate. CBS News' chief Washington correspondent and "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson sat down with Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, to discuss the bill -- and more. What follows is a transcript of the conversation, which aired Sunday on "Face the Nation." JOHN DICKERSON: Good morning, Mr. Director. MICK MULVANEY: Thank you for having me, John. JOHN DICKERSON: Thank you for being here. If I get health care through Obamacare, what kind of promises does this bill make to me? MICK MULVANEY: That it will actually be there. One of the reasons that we're pushing so hard to replace Obamacare -- by the way I was on it, when I was in the House of Representatives. People don't realize that. I was actually onI was on the exchanges. And one of the promises we're making to people is that the health care that we will be providing will actually be sustainable and be there. One of the stories that I don't think is getting nearly enough coverage is that fact that Obamacare is already failing in places like Iowa and I think even Virginia found out this week they won't have coverage in some places. So one of the big pushes that we're making is we're going to create a system that will actually sustainable and can survive and provide health care. JOHN DICKERSON: But of course people hear about the Congressional Budget Office assessment of this House bill and when you say, "It will be there for them," they think, "But wait a minute. The C.B.O. said, '24 million peop Continue reading >>

A Top Trump Official Just Flunked The Jimmy Kimmel Test

A Top Trump Official Just Flunked The Jimmy Kimmel Test

A Top Trump Official Just Flunked The Jimmy Kimmel Test It's fine to pay for sick kids, Mulvaney says, but diabetics are another story. Youve heard of the undeserving poor? Get ready for the undeserving sick. A top Trump administration official defended the American Health Care Act, the GOP bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act , by arguing Thursday that it would take care of people who have pre-existing conditions without asking healthy people to pay for those who made poor choices. Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, made the comments during the LIGHT Forum at Stanford University in response to a question about the Jimmy Kimmel test . That was a reference to comedian and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, who, after watching his newborn son struggle but survive a severe medical scare last week, declared, No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their childs life. Although Kimmel went out of his way to avoid making a partisan point, his statement, which went viral almost immediately, was an obvious jab at the Republican health care bill, which would allow states to waive Obamacare rules that prohibit insurance companies from charging higher premiums to people with pre-existing conditions. Republicans have frequently responded by pointing to AHCA provisions designed to help these people. High on the list isfunding for special insurance plans, called high-risk pools, that would be available to people unable to get coverage at standard prices because of their medical histories. We have plenty of money to deal with that. We have plenty of money to provide that safety net so that if you get cancer you dont end up broke, Mulvaney said at the Leaders in Global Healthcare and Technology forum. But then he drew a distinction betwe Continue reading >>

Diabetes Discrimination And Mick Mulvaney

Diabetes Discrimination And Mick Mulvaney

Diabetes Discrimination and Mick Mulvaney Last week, in response to a question about health care and pre-existing conditions, Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney reportedly made the following statement : The question is, who is responsible for your ordinary health care? You or somebody else? That doesnt mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly, and gets diabetes. Is that the same thing as Jimmy Kimmels kid ? I dont think that it is. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) responded swiftly, noting in a press release that All of the scientific evidence indicates that diabetes develops from a diverse set of risk factors, genetics being a primary cause. People with diabetes need access to affordable health care in order to effectively manage their disease and prevent dangerous and costly complications. Nobody should be denied coverage or charged more based on their health status. The ADA recommends that people with diabetes and their loved ones fight against diabetes discrimination and misinformation by becoming a diabetes advocate. Ideas for advocacy, and ways to get involved, can be found here . The ADAs full public statement on Mr. Mulvaneys remarks is available on the Associations website. Disclaimer of Medical Advice: You understand that the blog posts and comments to such blog posts (whether posted by us, our agents or bloggers, or by users) do not constitute medical advice or recommendation of any kind, and you should not rely on any information contained in such posts or comments to replace consultations with your qualified health care professionals to meet your individual needs. The opinions and other information contained in the blog posts and comments do not reflect the opinions or positions of t Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Association Extremely Disappointed And Saddened By Comments About People With Diabetes From White House Office Of Management And Budget Director Mick Mulvaney

American Diabetes Association Extremely Disappointed And Saddened By Comments About People With Diabetes From White House Office Of Management And Budget Director Mick Mulvaney

American Diabetes Association Extremely Disappointed and Saddened by Comments About People with Diabetes from White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney ARLINGTON, Va., May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of the nearly 30 million Americans living with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association is extremely disappointed by the misinformed statement of Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, as reported by The Washington Examiner . Mr. Mulvaney's comments perpetuate the stigma that one chooses to have diabetes based on his/her lifestyle. We are also deeply troubled by his assertion that access to health care should be rationed or denied to anyone. All of the scientific evidence indicates that diabetes develops from a diverse set of risk factors, genetics being a primary cause. People with diabetes need access to affordable health care in order to effectively manage their disease and prevent dangerous and costly complications. Nobody should be denied coverage or charged more based on their health status. We are saddened by Mr. Mulvaney's comments, and we look forward to working closely with the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services to dispel the erroneous stigma around diabetes and the millions of Americans living with this disease. More than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and every 23 seconds, another person is diagnosed with diabetes. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (Association) is the nation's leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The Association drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well a Continue reading >>

Trump Budget Director Says Insurance Should Not Cover Diabetes As Pre-existing Condition

Trump Budget Director Says Insurance Should Not Cover Diabetes As Pre-existing Condition

Trump budget director says insurance should not cover diabetes as pre-existing condition Trump budget director says insurance should not cover diabetes as pre-existing condition President Trumps budget chief Mick Mulvaney said Thursday (May 11) that diabetes is not a pre-existing condition that should be covered by health insurance. In response to Senator Bill Cassidys position that any health insurance should pass the Jimmy Kimmel test (providing coverage for conditions like the heart issues suffered by TV comedian Jimmy Kimmels infant son that Kimmel described on his late night show), Mulvaney said that, while there should be coverage for diseases like cancer, coverage does not need to include ordinary health care. According to Mulvaney, diabetics have only themselves to blame for their illness: That doesnt mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly and gets diabetes. Is that the same thing as Jimmy Kimmels kid? I dont think that it is. The quotation is included in an article in the Washington Examiner: Heres coverage by Insulin Nation: D.D. Family diabetic since 1997, on insulin 2000 It is a good thing there is a long way to go before this bill gets through the Senate and many changes will be made along the way before it is finalized. D.D. Family type 2 since January 27th, 2016 Don't wait to see if it passes - call your senators NOW and let them know it's unacceptable. D.D. Family diabetic since 1997, on insulin 2000 Don't wait to see if it passes - call your senators NOW and let them know it's unacceptable. In canada I wrote and e-mailed mine for 15 years and never got a response. Lakely his minions contacted me for money what a nerve. Continue reading >>

Mick Mulvaney Gets Schooled About Diabetes After Saying Its Caused By Poor Lifestyle Choices

Mick Mulvaney Gets Schooled About Diabetes After Saying Its Caused By Poor Lifestyle Choices

The American Diabetes Association is teaching Mick Mulvaney, who serves as head of the Office of Management and Budget under President Donald Trump, a valuable lesson about human biology. On Thursday, Mulvaney told an audience at the Light Forum at Stanford University that people who get diabetes may not deserve affordable health insurance. "That doesn't mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly and gets diabetes. Is that the same thing as Jimmy Kimmel's kid? I don't think that it is," Mulvaney told the audience, according to a report by the Washington Examiner . Butas the American Diabetes Association pointed out in a public statement on Friday, the notion that the condition is solely caused by poor lifestyle choices is both offensive and inaccurate. "All of the scientific evidence indicates that diabetes develops from a diverse set of risk factors, genetics being a primary cause," the statement said. "People with diabetes need access to affordable health care in order to effectively manage their disease and prevent dangerous and costly complications. Nobody should be denied coverage or charged more based on their health status." This isn't the first time that Mulvaney has made comments which critics perceived as calloused and factually challenged. In March, Mulvaney caught flak for arguing that cutting funds to Meals on Wheels was "probably one of the most compassionate things we can do" because it allowed the government to "guarantee to you that that money is actually being used in a proper function." Not only was this remark derided for its insensitivity, but it ignored the fact that Meals on Wheels has been demonstrably very effective. Continue reading >>

Mulvaney Says If You're Worried About Health Care Cuts, Change Your State

Mulvaney Says If You're Worried About Health Care Cuts, Change Your State

Mulvaney says if you're worried about health care cuts, change your state Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trumps budget director, said Friday on CBS This Morning that Americans worried about cuts to essential services in the GOP health care bill should worry about fixing things at the state level. Mulvaney said the GOP health care plan, formally known as the American Health Care Act, would allow states to decide what is covered by insurance plans. States not only have the ability to require those services, many of them already do, Mulvaney said. I talked to some folks in the northeast and they say we dont really mind that much about essential health benefits because our states already require insurance policies sold in those states to have that. What were doing is taking away the federal controls of these systems. Trump issues ultimatum on GOP health care bill When pressed as to what people should do if they dont live in a state that requires that companies cover essential services, such as maternity care, Mulvaney said figure out a way to change the state that they live in. They could try to change their own state legislatures and their state laws, Mulvaney said. Why do we look to the federal government to try to fix our local problems? Thats one of the big problems of Obamacare. It took that one-size-fits-all and crammed it down on the entire country. As a result, you have a system where everybody, just about, can afford to have insurance, but nobody can afford to actually go to the doctor and thats what were trying to fix and thats what the House bill does. Mulvaney also pushed back on the idea that, should the health care bill fail to pass Congress, the rest of the presidents agenda would be in jeopardy. First of all, the rest of the agenda will stand on its own, t Continue reading >>

Fact Checker: Wh Budget Director Mick Mulvaneys False Claims About Obamacare | The State

Fact Checker: Wh Budget Director Mick Mulvaneys False Claims About Obamacare | The State

Nevertheless, we were rather surprised to see White House budget director Mulvaney assert on national television that the Affordable Care Act, by contrast, was drafted with no committee hearings and that no one could read the bill before it was passed. We asked Mulvaney's staff for evidence of his statement. We did not receive anything specific. Instead, we were told "the director was contrasting a process where Nancy Pelosi told us that you 'had to pass the bill so you can find out what's in it' with the current one which is trying to clean up the resulting mess." The suggestion was that Mulvaney was talking about the chaotic end game that led to passage of the Affordable Care Act in both Houses of Congress. That's a bit of apples and oranges, since the replacement bill has not even passed the House, let alone gone through the Senate or through a conference committee. But let's review was actually happened in 2009. For the record, the Pelosi quote cited by Mulvaney's staff is often taken out of context, as she inelegantly tried to make the point that media coverage had obscured the content of the legislation. This is the full quote, made during a speech March 9, 2010: "You've heard about the controversies within the bill, the process about the bill, one or the other. But I don't know if you have heard that it is legislation for the future, not just about health care for America, but about a healthier America, where preventive care is not something that you have to pay a deductible for or out of pocket. Prevention, prevention, prevention - it's about diet, not diabetes. It's going to be very, very exciting. But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy." To reconstruct this history, we reviewed news coverage o Continue reading >>

Watch: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lees Tense Exchange With Budget Director Mulvaney: You're Not A Doctor

Watch: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lees Tense Exchange With Budget Director Mulvaney: You're Not A Doctor

Watch: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lees Tense Exchange with Budget Director Mulvaney: You're Not a Doctor Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) questioned Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney Wednesday over Medicaid cuts in the 2018 budget during aHouse Appropriations Committee hearing. The exchange turned a bit tense when Lee asked Mulvaney if he was a doctor and the OMB Director replied, I am not a doctor, are you? Rep. @JacksonLeeTX18 : But, youre not a doctor? OMB Director Mulvaney: I am not a doctor. Are you? #Medicaid #diabetes #budget2018 pic.twitter.com/VOvYuFkeKe Rep. Lee began by citing a remark by Mulvaney in which he said that doesnt mean we should take care of the person who sits at home and eats poorly and gets diabetes. Lee asked if that meant he supported a health plan that made distinctions between the deserving ill and the undeserving ill in deciding who can get in federal support and how much? Mulvaney replied, I was speaking at a health care conference and what I was trying to do was to draw a distinction between Type I and Type IIIm trying to put my comments into context maam. But youre not a doctor, Jackson Lee interrupted. I am not a doctor. Are you? He replied. I know diabetes, its in my family and its in my community, Lee replied, and its particularly impacts African Americans and we will be devastated by this budget along with working American, working families. Mulvaneys comment last week outraged some, including the American Diabetes Association that replied in a statement emphasizing that a primary cause of the condition is genetics and claiming his comments perpetuate the stigma that one chooses to have diabetes based on his/her lifestyle. The organizations website , however, does list eating well and staying active as key steps to lowe Continue reading >>

Denying Health Care To Diabetics Makes Just About Zero Sense

Denying Health Care To Diabetics Makes Just About Zero Sense

Denying Health Care to Diabetics Makes Just About Zero Sense Denying Health Care to Diabetics Makes Just About Zero Sense Denying Health Care to Diabetics Makes Just About Zero Sense Last week, the Trump administration made a new enemy: the American Diabetes Association. During a panel discussion at a forum for health care luminaries at Stanford University on Thursday, Trumps budget director Mick Mulvaney told an audience that the GOP bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would take care of people with pre-existing conditions, but only to an extent. It doesnt mean we should be required to take care of the person who sits home, drinks sugary drinks, doesnt exercise, eats poorly, and gets diabetes, he said. Diabetes affects nearly 30 million Americans, most of whom did not take kindly to the jab. Almost immediately, they took to Twitter to explain that both kinds of diabetestype 1 and type 2are the result of a both genetic and environmental factors. The ADA backed them up on Friday with a public statement decrying the notion that diabetes is a disease of choice: Mr. Mulvaneys comments perpetuate the stigma that one chooses to have diabetes based on his/her lifestyle. We are also deeply troubled by his assertion that access to health care should be rationed or denied to anyone. Even if you subscribe to the notion that denying people health care is a morally acceptable way to get them to exercise or start eating better, there are still a few big problems with Mulvaneys assertion. The first is an issue of biology: You dont get diabetes by sitting around eating too much sugar. Yes, obesity is the single biggest risk factor for type 2 diabetes (the form of the disease where the body is resistant to insulin), but the research shows it takes a combination of factors to develop Continue reading >>

Trump Budget Director Mulvaney On Health Care: 'what People Want Is To Get Care,' Not Insurance Coverage

Trump Budget Director Mulvaney On Health Care: 'what People Want Is To Get Care,' Not Insurance Coverage

Transcript for Trump Budget Director Mulvaney on health care: 'What people want is to get care,' not insurance coverage Is this week president trump's moment of truth? 50 days in, he's smashed convention, shocked official Washington, and created a chaotic new Normal in the white house. This week, official Washington poised to strike back. It has been eight days now since the president leveled the explosive charge against president Obama, accusing him of ordering illegal wiretaps against the trump campaign. A claim that president Obama and numerous government officials call flat out untrue. In the eight days, trump has offered zero evidence and refused to answer questions like these from Jonathan Karl. Any proof on the wiretapping? Thank you, press. Thank you, thank you, press. Thank you. Thank you. Please head out behind you. Are you going to provide any proof? Please head out. Now, they've asked trump's justice department to put up the evidence or shoot it down. Deadline, tomorrow. And tomorrow, a key day for president trump's promise to repeal Obama care and replace it with something better. Obamacare is a disaster. We're doing to repeal it and replace it. We're going repeal it and replace it. With something great. Less expensive and far better. We're going have great health care. The amazing thing, it's going to cost, very amazing. It's going to cost the country less and it's going to cost the people less. I mean, how good is that? Better care, lower costs, everyone covered. That is trump's promise. Tomorrow, the independent congressional budget office expected to go public with its assessment on whether the legislation president trump is backing now will meet the promises he made during the campaign. We'll cover it all today. Right now, Mick mull vainny. I want to Continue reading >>

Top Trump Official Says We Shouldnt Take Care Of Someone Who Eats Poorly And Gets Diabetes

Top Trump Official Says We Shouldnt Take Care Of Someone Who Eats Poorly And Gets Diabetes

Trumpcare: Giving you the freedom to purchase health insurance that covers nothing. Mulvaneys statement was widely panned by progressives as compassionless, but diabetes advocates also noted that it is also inaccurate: The American Diabetes Association was quick to condemn Mulvaneys remarks, saying they are extremely disappointed and describing his statement as misinformed. Mr. Mulvaneys comments perpetuate the stigma that one chooses to have diabetes based on his/her lifestyle, the statement read . We are also deeply troubled by his assertion that access to health care should be rationed or denied to anyone. All of the scientific evidence indicates that diabetes develops from a diverse set of risk factors, genetics being a primary cause. People with diabetes need access to affordable health care in order to effectively manage their disease and prevent dangerous and costly complications. Nobody should be denied coverage or charged more based on their health status. All of the scientific evidence indicates that diabetes develops from a diverse set of risk factors, genetics being a primary cause. People with diabetes need access to affordable health care in order to effectively manage their disease and prevent dangerous and costly complications. Indeed, poor diet and lack of exercise does not appear to have been the cause of diabetes for professional athletes who suffer from the disease, such U.S. soccer star Jordan Morris . Whats more, Huffington Post health care reporter Jonathan Cohn pointed out that health care systems that attempt to segregate patients by medical condition (or, presumably, how they acquired their condition) often hurt all people with illnesses, because the practice almost inevitably leads to shabby care for the sick, regardless of how they got that Continue reading >>

Mick Mulvaney Gets Schooled About Diabetes After Saying Its Caused By Poor Lifestyle Choices

Mick Mulvaney Gets Schooled About Diabetes After Saying Its Caused By Poor Lifestyle Choices

Mick Mulvaney gets schooled about diabetes after saying its caused by poor lifestyle choices Toronto van attack: Facebook post may link suspect to misogynist 'incel' subculture (Credit: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) The American Diabetes Association is teaching Mick Mulvaney, who serves as head of the Office of Management and Budget under President Donald Trump, a valuable lesson about human biology. On Thursday, Mulvaney told an audience at the Light Forum at Stanford University that people who get diabetes may not deserve affordable health insurance. That doesnt mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly and gets diabetes. Is that the same thing as Jimmy Kimmels kid? I dont think that it is, Mulvaney told the audience, according to a report by the Washington Examiner . Butas the American Diabetes Association pointed out in a public statement on Friday, the notion that the condition is solely caused by poor lifestyle choices is both offensive and inaccurate. All of the scientific evidence indicates that diabetes develops from a diverse set of risk factors, genetics being a primary cause, the statement said. People with diabetes need access to affordable health care in order to effectively manage their disease and prevent dangerous and costly complications. Nobody should be denied coverage or charged more based on their health status. This isnt the first time that Mulvaney has made comments which critics perceived as calloused and factually challenged. In March, Mulvaney caught flak for arguing that cutting funds to Meals on Wheels was probably one of the most compassionate things we can do because it allowed the government to guarantee to you that that money is actually being used in a proper function. Not only was this remark derided f Continue reading >>

Mulvaney Agrees With 'jimmy Kimmel Test'

Mulvaney Agrees With 'jimmy Kimmel Test'

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that a Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare should pass the "Jimmy Kimmel test." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Mick Mulvaney, President Trump's budget chief, said Thursday that a Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare should pass the "Jimmy Kimmel test," though his definition deviated from that of the comedian's. The phrase "Jimmy Kimmel test" was coined by Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., after Kimmel delivered a monologue last week in which he shared difficult circumstances about his son's birth and pleaded for politicians to keep Obamacare's guarantee for coverage of people with pre-existing illnesses. Cassidy said he would vote for a healthcare bill only if it met that test, and Mulvaney was asked by a member of the audience at the Light Forum at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., if he agreed with that standard. "I do think it should meet that test," Mulvaney said. "We have plenty of money to deal with that. We have plenty of money to provide that safety net so that if you get cancer you don't end up broke that is not the question. The question is, who is responsible for your ordinary healthcare? You or somebody else?" He said the debate centered on whether others should pay the burden of paying for someone's healthcare. "That doesn't mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly and gets diabetes. Is that the same thing as Jimmy Kimmel's kid? I don't think that it is." Kimmel told Cassidy this week that his definition of the test was "that no family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they can't afford it." Of Kimmel's definition, Cassidy said: "Hey, man, you're on the right track, if that's the closest we can get that works great in government. Now we hav Continue reading >>

Diabetes As A Pre-existing Condition Youre Kidding Me, Right?

Diabetes As A Pre-existing Condition Youre Kidding Me, Right?

With all of the news coming out of the White House on an almost-hourly basis, its almost too easy to miss the few crucial pieces of news that will hold the most impact on everyday life. The GOPs proposed Affordable Care Act ( ACA ) replacement plan (you know, the one that essentially makes living a pre-existing condition), adds to the list of illnesses that are considered pre-existing conditions, among a laundry list of rather controversial changes. Under the American Health Care Act (AHCA) , or what has now been dubbed Trumpcare , Planned Parenthood is defunded and women will end up having a much harder time gaining access to contraceptives and safe abortions, should they (rightfully) choose to take that route. We already know that President Trump and Vice President Pence think women dont have a right to their own bodies . But, thats an issue for another article. Perhaps one of the most shocking additions to the list of pre-existing conditions was that of diabetes , a disease where the body is unable to successfully respond to and produce the hormone insulin , leading to elevated blood and urine glucose levels and an abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates. Director of the Office of Management and Budget for the Trump Administration, Mick Mulvaney, allegedly said the following in reference to pre-existing conditions that should be covered through health care and those that shouldnt: that doesnt mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly and gets diabetes. Is that the same thing as Jimmy Kimmels kid [who suffers from congenital heart disease]? I dont think that it is. Mulvaney, however, isnt the only one to comment on this issue. Alabama representative Mo Brooks stated that the AHCA will allow insurance companies to require people who have higher Continue reading >>

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