Biden Back In Washington On A Mission To Save Obamacare
Joe Biden, former Vice President and loved by most, will be making his return to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to meet up with Democrats rallying to save ObamaCare in one of his first major public appearances since leaving office.
On Thursday the House plans to vote on repealing President Obama’s Affordable Care Act(ACA). Biden will join House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders on the front steps of the Capitol to mark the seventh anniversary of ObamaCare’s passage, Pelosi’s office said Monday.
Their main focus will be on the people who will mostly effected by the repeal of the ACA. This includes the elderly and the low income people.
The Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan organization, predicted that by 2026 more than 24 million people will be left without any healthcare.
According to The Hill:
“The plan, in its current form, downsizes the subsidies given to people to help them buy insurance and awards them based on age, not income. It also repeals the individual mandate requiring everyone to buy insurance and ends the Medicaid expansion in 2020. The plan is facing resistance both from moderate lawmakers concerned about people losing coverage and conservatives who say the plan doesn’t go far enough in repealing the Affordable Care Act.”
Pelosi criticized the plan Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
“What they have put forth is a terrible bill — 24 million people kicked off of health insurance, which the Speaker calls an act of mercy,” she said.
“And what’s so strange about it all, is many of the people, many of the millions of people who are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act, voted for Donald Trump.”