- The Washington Times - Friday, April 28, 2017

Gary Cohn, director of the White House National Economic Council, said Friday that health care is still the priority for the White House despite the newly released tax plan.

Mr. Cohn said on Fox Business, “We’d love to get health care done first. And there is a team working on health care.”

He emphasized that although the team would like the health plan to be done first, they have have made provisions in the tax plan that could still help rollback some parts of Obamacare.

“We feel like we’re very close to a health care bill. Hopefully that gets done over the weekend or next week, more likely next week, if that doesn’t get done, and I think it will get done, we have also put in the tax plan the repeal of the 3.8 percent additional Obamacare tax on capital gains and dividends.”

Mr. Cohn also emphasized, however, that the administration has been talking to a variety of groups about the health care plan and that they want it to have support from all sides.

“We want to get this right. We want to deliver a tax bill day one that we think has universal support out there,” he said.

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