Be the first to know about new stories from PowerPost. Sign up to follow, and we’ll e-mail you free updates as they’re published. You’ll receive free e-mail news updates each time a new story is published. By Philip Bump By Philip Bump July 20 Follow @pbump President Trump hosted Senate Republicans at the White House, July 19, to renew efforts to revamp the Affordable Care Act following failed attempts. (Bastien Inzaurralde/The Washington Post) Among the many head-scratching comments made by President Trump in his interview with the New York Times on Wednesday, a remark about the ideal price of health insurance was perhaps the most baffling. “Once you get something, it’s awfully tough to take it away,” Trump said to the Times’s Maggie Haberman about coverage for preexisting conditions, a key part of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare). “That’s been the thing for four years,” she replied. “When you win an entitlement, you can’t take it back.” “But what it does, Maggie, it means it gets tougher and tougher,” Trump said.
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