Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) went straight to work after the House passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and is building the opposition that will be needed to kill Trumpcare in the US Senate.
Sanders spoke with PoliticusUSA and stated:
“The bill that Republicans passed today is an absolute disaster. It really has nothing to do with health care. It has everything to do with an enormous shift of wealth from working people to the richest Americans.
“This bill would throw 24 million people off of health insurance – including thousands of Vermonters – cut Medicaid by $880 billion, defund Planned Parenthood and substantially increase premiums on older Americans. Meanwhile, it would provide a $300 billion tax break to the top 2 percent and hundreds of billions more to the big drug and insurance companies that are ripping off the American people.
“Our job now is to rally millions of Americans against this cruel bill to make sure that it does not pass the Senate. Instead of throwing tens of millions of people off of health insurance, we must guarantee health care as a right to all.”
According to PoliticusUSA, Senate Republicans have already “pronounced the House version of the bill as dead.”
If the GOP wants the bill to pass they will need 60 votes in the Senate.
Sanders isn’t taking chances. He’s building an army with Senate Democrats with one mission, to destroy Trumpcare in its tracks.