Chuck Grassley of Iowa, a senior Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said it will take weeks or maybe months for the Senate to develop a plan because many lawmakers in the chamber haven’t yet engaged on the issue. “There hasn’t been any health care discussion over here,” Grassley said. [Bloomberg]
THE DEMOCRATS were finally handed the gift they have been wanting.
Trump’s ego, and Paul Ryan’s ideological zealotry would not be denied, no matter how many sick bodies they have to make Republicans crawl over.
HuffPost has the consequences, as seen through the eyes of real Americans.
I keep wondering why they want to kill me.
Why are rich people so much more important than I am that their tax cuts are more important than my health? How can people vote to “improve” healthcare, but make themselves immune from the effects? So, you want to know how I feel about AHCA? I am thoroughly, implacably angry.
I would be out in the streets with a pitchfork and torch, if I felt well enough to leave the house (but I don’t). So I will sit here at my computer and figure out ways to get out the vote.
At this point, I’m mainly covering foreign policy and world events, but the spectacle from Trump, Ryan, and House members on repealing & “replacing” Obamacare just may become a landmark moment for Republicans, and not in a good way.
Senator Bernie Sanders leads the backlash, which will only grow louder and louder.
Donald Trump and Republicans just celebrated voting to let thousands of Americans die so that billionaires get tax breaks. Think about that. pic.twitter.com/hbOp7k2TQe
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 4, 2017
Never have I seen legislative action that reveals such clear disdain for the human dignity of the most vulnerable among us.
— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) May 4, 2017
This isn’t football. It’s not about scoring points. #AHCA will devastate Americans’ healthcare. Families will go bankrupt. People will die.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) May 4, 2017
This bill is heartless, it is bad for Ohio, and it will leave real Ohioans struggling to afford care. -SB
— Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) May 4, 2017
The GOP health care plan is just a shallow attempt to pass a tax cut for the wealthy at the expense of the most vulnerable in our society.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) May 5, 2017
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) May 4, 2017
What just happened – the deliberate decision to hurt millions to fund a millionaire tax cut – isn't America. We will prove it next November.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) May 4, 2017
— Sen. Cory Booker (@SenBookerOffice) May 4, 2017