Thursday, June 22, 2017
Warren on the released Repugnantan wealthcare bill
It was finally released today and Warren is having none of it. The Bill is even meaner than the House version, as it rewards the wealthy and further hurts working families. How do they pay for all the wealthy class tax cuts? Cuts or elimination of programs like tax credits for health insurance. Letting States decide to drop benefits like maternity care, prescription drug coverage or mental health treatment. And they cut Medicaid even worse than the House version. Medicaid expansion eliminated altogether. The cuts to the program are so severe that States will have to cut much-needed services like disability insurance and nursing home coverage. She emphasizes that these cuts will kill people, so Repugnantans are literally trading our lives to give tax breaks to their rich buddies. See the clip for more detail.