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Trump’s new health care initiative ‘fairly limited’: Mulvaney

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Trump's new health care initiative 'fairly limited': Mulvaney

Former Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said Friday that President Trump’s new health care initiative is “fairly limited.”

“I’m not sure where they got the authority to do it, but, I’m sure the lawyers had vetted this and the president had the executive ability to do this, but, keep in mind, any executive order is going to be fairly limited. You need legislation to do big things. If we could have fixed health care with executive orders alone, we would have done that back in 2017,” Mulvaney told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo on “ Mornings with Maria .”

“What you’re seeing here is an important message from the administration that says, ‘Look, this is what we stand for.’ The executive order about pre-existing conditions, for example, is entirely consistent with every single budget that I ever wrote for him. All of our budgets protected pre-existing conditions,” Mulvaney added.

Trump pledged to give Medicare beneficiaries hundreds of dollars to put toward the cost of prescription drugs as he laid out his health care plan in a speech Thursday.

“Under my plan, 33 million Medicare beneficiaries will soon receive a card in the mail containing $200 that they can use to […]

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