Top White House aides bashed Trump's healthcare plan
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On Tuesday, Seema Verma, a top White House health administrator scrutinized President Donald Trump's Medicare proposal.

According to the Wall Street Journal Verma warned that it would harm clients.

“We have got to support a free market where patients are making decisions, not the government,” Verma said.

"Ms. Verma, speaking at The Wall Street Journal Health Forum, said that the administration is pursuing a better strategy aimed at giving consumers reduced costs through competition and price transparency," the report said.

"She pointed to a new requirement that hospitals post their list prices for services and treatment, as well as innovations in the way doctors are paid for patient outcomes rather than the number of tests and services they provide," the report.

“It starts with price transparency,” Verma added.

The report explained that Trump's vision for healthcare is still unclear.

"At the same time, it remains unclear what President Trump’s health-care vision is. The administration has asked a federal appeals court to strike down the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and President Trump renewed in April a pledge to repeal the law. He has said a GOP health-care alternative will be released before the 2020 election, but Senate Republicans have said they aren’t working on a plan," the report explained.

To make matters worse, Trump has also proposed deep cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in his 2020 budget. Such a move would put people in dire situations trying to afford care.

Read the full report here.