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OMB Director Says GOP Health Bill Shouldn't Cover Diabetics Who Eat Poorly03:45

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Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office and Management and Budget, told a Stanford University forum that the GOP health care bill should cover some pre-existing conditions, but not others.

Asked about late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel's statement that "no parent should ever have to decide whether they can afford to save their child's life," Mulvaney said that he agreed, but "that doesn't mean that we want to take care of the person, or should be required to care of the person, who sits at home, drinks sugary drinks, and doesn't exercise, and eats poorly and gets diabetes."

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Dr. William Cefalu (@willcefalu) of the American Diabetes Association about the comments, and the organization's response.

This segment aired on May 15, 2017.


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