Hillary Clinton: GOP Becomes 'Death Party' if They Pass Senate Healthcare Bill

Angie Massey
June 26, 2017

Erasing Obama's law has been a marquee pledge for Trump and virtually the entire party for years. The bill also comes does come with some notable differences like offering more financial assistance to some lower-income people. The House bill called for $880 billion of cuts; the Senate version's are reported to be even greater. Look forward to making it really special!

In his post on Thursday, Obama notably echoed Trump's alleged assertion behind closed doors that the healthcare legislation passed by House Republicans in May was "mean".

Still, the bill unveiled by Senate GOP leaders Thursday is even worse in some ways than the awful bill the House narrowly approved in May. But he said it was time to act.

Barack Obama, a Democrat, in his detailed response on the controversy over Obamacare and its replacement with Trumpcare or the Republican healthcare act, a central campaign promise of Donald Trump, looks to decimate the Republican noise on a bill that is expected to leave millions of Americans out of the United States government mandated healthcare protection. Nothing would replace it as an incentive for healthy people to have insurance.

"I'm proud of the Republican governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval, for being one of the very first governors to take to Medicaid expansion because he knew that he depended upon young workers, many of whom were here as the first of their generation", Clinton said Saturday. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. But before the political world moves on, several GOP senators see one last opportunity for some gaslighting.

In an interview with Fox News Channel, Trump was asked about the four conservatives opposing the bill. We now basically have a new entitlement theory in which more than 60% of American voters think that affordable health insurance (not Health Care, which is a critical distinction the media generally tries to ignore) is a human right and it's the government's job to make sure they get it. Obamacare, seen as the most important reform measure in the USA healthcare system after 1960s Medicaid, has been opposed by the Republicans.

In addition to rejecting cuts to its own funding, the Planned Parenthood organization criticized the bill's changes to essential health benefits protections. It also prohibits federal tax subsidies from paying for individual market plans that cover abortion.

Obama held nothing back as he weighed in on Facebook.

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Governors of both parties have warned Congress that would mean a cost shift to states that undermines coverage for the vulnerable. So Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can afford to lose two members of his caucus but no more and still have the bill pass.

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"Simply put, if there's a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family, this bill will do you harm", he added, while highlighting some of the more contentious provisions within the legislation, such as tax breaks to top earners and drug and insurance companies, and the potential gutting of coverage for pre-existing conditions, pregnancy and mental health. Remarkably, some of the GOP are already arguing the bill does not go far enough and are planning to oppose it in its current form.

An equally important aspect of the bill is how much it adheres to Obamacare's basic structure. Though Trump lauded its passage in a Rose Garden ceremony, he called the House measure "mean" last week.

Arizona's Republican Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday the Senate GOP bill falls short of what his state needs.

We're going to have to see what the Congressional Budget Office says about what this would do the insurance system and what it would do the federal deficit.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the legislation would make health insurance more affordable, strengthen Medicaid and stabilize the insurance market.

ACA: Tax credits primarily based on income, age and geography to help low- and moderate-income people buy coverage via marketplaces.

A telltale: One of the main Republican complaints about Obamacare has been that the deductibles and co-pays under ACA policies are too high. Unless the state steps in with substantially more funding - possibly $30 billion or more by 2027, compared to $24 billion under the House bill - many would lose coverage. States like Montana would have to come up with the money to cover additional costs, turn people away or make cuts to the people covered by the program.

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