Last night Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) said in an interview with Anderson Cooper that President Trump is “working overtime to sabotage health care.” This comes as Republicans, led by Mitch McConnel, push to repeal Obamacare.
I think it’s really beyond belief that we have a president of the United States who is working overtime to sabotage the healthcare Americans receive. – Senator Bernie Sanders
They no longer plan on repeal and replace. The bill is such a mess they cannot get the votes needed to pass it. The plan? Instead of sitting down with Democrats and finding a viable solution, they are simply going to try and repeal Obamacare and throw 22 million Americans off their insurance.
BERNIE SANDERS IS ONCE AGAIN THE VOICE OF REASON
Bernie Goes on to tell Anderson Cooper on CNN that, “You don’t throw 22 million people off of health insurance, raise premiums for older workers, defund planned parenthood, cut Medicaid by $800 billion and then give huge tax breaks to large corporations and wealthy people.” Bernie goes on to express his dismay and frustration with the fact that the GOP refuses to come to the table and compromise.
Bernie goes on to express his dismay and frustration with the fact that the GOP refuses to come to the table and compromise.
Instead of working to figure out a way as to how we can lower the cost of healthcare in America and provide health care for all people, take on the pharmaceutical industry and lower the cost of prescription drugs. You got a President who says okay let me do nothing. Let me sabotage the current system and so what if billions of people suffer. – Senator Bernie Sanders
That is precisely the Republican ‘plan.’ Mitch McConnel said yesterday that “sometime in the near future we’ll have a vote on repealing ObamaCare.”
THE SENATE, THE GOP, AND TRUMP
Currently, the GOP does not have enough votes to pass the repeal and replace plan that McConnel has brought forth. As reported here, the bill isn’t passing because it is a disaster. Not to mention, as we also reported, Obamacare has shown signs of improvement. It only stands a chance, though, if the markets stabilize.
However, Trump is throwing the entire system into chaos. He continues the war on Obamacare and insurance companies are jacking up premiums because, like the rest of us, they have no idea what is going to happen.
McConnel is now pushing for a new vote. Since repeal and replace was voted down they needed a new plan. However, GOP Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Shelley Moore Capito (W. Virginia) have all said that they would oppose the Obamacare repeal bill.
President Trump responded in a tweet. He tweeted this morning that “The Republicans never discuss how good their healthcare bill is, & it will get even better at lunchtime. The Dems scream death as OCare dies.”
The President of the United States of America intends to kick 22 million people off their insurance with no backup plan whatsoever. His response on twitter is chilling, considering how many people are going to die if he takes away their health insurance. This is not hyperbole. This is fact. It would be nothing short of genocide to kick all those Americans off their health insurance.
CAN IT BE FIXED?
Can the American health care system be fixed? Senator Sanders thinks it absolutely can. He, along with most of America, hopes that the GOP will sit down with the Democrats and try to hash out a plan that works for both sides.
As it stands, the President has lunch today with Republican Senators. He also tweeted this morning that “I will be having lunch at the White House today with Republican Senators concerning healthcare. They MUST keep their promise to America!”
It is difficult to imagine exactly which promise he is talking about. Again, a chilling display. There are millions of lives on the line, millions of people could lose their medication, their health, and even their lives. This is not a game. Bernie Sanders said it best, “We’ve got to join the rest of the industrialized world and guarantee health care to all people as a right.”
This articles was published on progressiveliberal.net