Last night, Vice President Mike Pence sat down for a primetime interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson to discuss the GOP’s health care repeal bill that, if signed into law, would cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance.
When asked by Carlson if the repeal effort would be “worth it” if the outcome led to “millions fewer Americans” having health insurance, Pence responded by saying “the very essence of living in a free society is people get to make their own decisions.”
Pence asked what if millions lose coverage?
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CARLSON: But if after a year or two of giving people more choices, millions fewer Americans had health insurance, would that be worth it?
PENCE: Well, it’s — it’s — the very essence of living in a free society is people get to make their own decisions. But the president and I truly believe that if you lower the cost of health insurance, if you give Americans more choices in health insurance, that more Americans will choose, more employers will choose, to have and offer health insurance to their employees and have health insurance for their families.