Trump tweets that House and Senate should dump Obamacare individual mandate…and more!

Just a few minutes ago Trump tweeted that while he’s happy that the House and Senate are working so hard on cutting taxes, that they should get rid of the individual mandate as well:

As you can see Trump also called for them to cut taxes further by reducing the top rate from 39% to 35%. He also mentioned “the rest going to middle income cuts”, but I’m not sure what he means by that. Perhaps he’s suggesting that the middle income cuts should be larger?

Just before that Trump announced his new HHS Secretary pick to replace Tom Price would be Alex Azar:

Here’s more on Azar:

President Donald Trump said Monday that he will nominate former pharmaceutical executive Alex Azar as secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department.

IAzar, 50, had until last January served as president of the American arm of drug giant Eli Lilly and Company. The Yale Law graduate Azar also had served as general counsel of HHS in the administration of President George W. Bush.

Here’s Azar speaking about whether medicaid expansion under Obamacare has been successful:

Some Republicans have gone full RINO on medicaid expansion, but it sounds like Azar has a good head on his shoulders.

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