The Senate is blindly barreling its way towards a vote on their package of tax cuts for the wealthy and budget cuts for the social safety net that they somehow have the nerve to call a “healthcare” bill. Aiming for a vote on Thursday, the Republican Party is hell-bent on ramming it through no matter the consequences for the 24 million people expected to lose their health insurance.
Aiming for a vote on Thursday, the Republican Party is hell-bent on ramming through the “BetterCare Reconciliation Act” – also known by the grim moniker of “DeathCare” – no matter the consequences for the 24 million people expected to lose their health insurance.
The outcry of criticism against the bill is reaching a crescendo as healthcare groups like the American Hospitals Association and terrified citizens unite in protest of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) class warfare agenda.
They’ve been joined by a host of economists, including no less than six Nobel Prize-winners, who loudly called out the bill in a letter to for not doing any of the things that the mendacious Republicans say it will:
“At a time when economic change is making life more difficult for all but the relatively well-to-do, denying people to access health insurance is a giant step in the wrong direction.
The goal should be to hold down health costs and increase access to affordable, quality health coverage for all. Unfortunately, the Better Care Reconciliation Act threatens reduced coverage and higher costs for those who continue to have it.”
While their compassionate plea isn’t going to sway the cold-hearted determination of Mitch McConnell and the Trump administration to force the nation’s poor to pay for tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, it just goes to show that literally everyone not beholden to the oligarch class – professionals, civilians, academics, the clergy, veterans groups – is united in their opposition to this appalling piece of legislation.