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Price’s reply was to take a nostalgic look back at the bad old days before insurers had to cover everyone. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

Lest there’s any doubt in anyone’s mind that the “new” Senate tax cut bill, also known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act, is a step (in seven-league boots) back into the past, one need only listen to Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price saying that the country’s health care system—should the BCRA succeed in passage—ought to operate the way it did before the Affordable Care Act was passed.

According to a Huffington Post report, Price appeared on ABC’s “This Week” and was asked to respond to severe criticisms of the bill leveled by, of all groups, the insurance industry.

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