Mulvaney: If Your State Doesn’t Mandate Maternity Care, Change Your State

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Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, one of the top administration officials who had been working to pass the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, on Friday morning brushed off concerns about a new provision in the bill that repeals the Essential Health Benefits requirement.

That provision would repeal a requirement that insurers cover a list of 10 essential benefits, including maternity care. Asked about this on CBS’ “This Morning,” Mulvaney argued that states can still require that insurance companies cover the EHBs.

“If you live in a state that wants to mandate maternity coverage for everybody, including 60-year-old women, that’s fine,” he said.

Co-host Alex Wagner asked Mulvaney about people who do not live in a state that requires maternity coverage.

“Then you can figure out a way to change the state that you live in,” Mulvaney replied.

Wagner asked if Mulvaney meant that people should move.

“No, they can try to change their own state legislatures and their state laws,” he responded. “Why do we look to the federal government to try and fix our local problems?”

Watch the interview via CBS:

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  1. Hey Muck Malarkey, do the world a favor. Have your mother apply for a retroactive abortion.

  2. Any way his state can implement retro-active birth control?

  3. Ok, Tom Price is NOT the most disgusting, heartless member of the Cabinet. I am a bit surprised.
    Don’t watch the clip if you have any blood pressure problems.

  4. Your lack of compassion is exceptional even for a Republican.
    Never known anyone who needed help?
    It is my sincere hope that you might get hit by a bus.

  5. its clear at this point this joke of a bill,is all about a win for Trump.

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