Now that the Republican health care bill has managed to pass through the House, it heads to the Senate, where it’s expected to face stiff resistance from a unified Democratic caucus and a number of Republicans who have expressed doubts about the attempt to kill some of Obamacare’s most popular and essential provisions.
Leading that charge will be Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. On the day that House Republicans marched to the White House to “celebrate” passing a bill that will cost access to coverage for an estimated 24 million Americans, Warren dropped a bomb of a statement that put the fight in the clearest of terms:
“Trumpcare will devastate Americans’ health care. Families will go bankrupt. People will die,” Warren said in a statement.
The full statement is included below:
“Trumpcare isn’t a health care bill. A bill that destroys health care for millions to shovel cash to the rich isn’t a health care bill.
This is the same cruel bill that House Republicans tried to pass weeks ago. It still strips coverage from millions. Still guts Medicaid. Still strips funds away from states like Massachusetts that are battling the opioid crisis.”
The only thing that’s changed about Trumpcare in recent weeks is that they made the original plan even more brutal.”
This isn’t football. It’s not about scoring points.”
Trumpcare will devastate Americans’ health care. Families will go bankrupt. People will die.”
Disease, sickness, and old age touch every family. Tragedy doesn’t ask who you voted for. Health care is a basic human right. We’ll fight as long and hard as we can to make that a reality for everyone in America.”