All the Democrats are opposed to the new GOP Healthcare bill, and Democratic Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse gave a voice to their dismay. He blasted the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill on CNN’s “New Day” Thursday. But here’s the kicker…he has never even read the bill!
“I’ve seen reviews of it. I haven’t read the language of it,” Whitehouse said after criticizing the bill as “really unfair.”
“For starters, you don’t protect pre-existing conditions when you allow states to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions, which this bill does,” Whitehouse told CNN host Alisyn Camerota. “Second, [Cassidy] focuses only on the states that get money under his bill, not the ones like my state that have that money taken from them to give to the other states.”
“It’s basically a raid on blue states and states that adopted the Medicaid expansion, to take money to those states. So it’s really unfair just to pick out those states and say that you’re winning,” Whitehouse added.
Whitehouse maintains that this version of the Republican bill is much worse than previous bills that they proposed. He said that it is being pushed out of desperation because of promises that have been made by the GOP, the meeting between Trump and Democratic leaders, and the deadline for Republicans to keep from facing a Democratic filibuster.
You can watch the interview that Whitehouse gives to CNN In the clip below. We look forward to seeing your comments about the senator’s criticism.
You can watch the entire interview in context below.
Oh, and unlike the Senator, if you would like to read the bill click here Graham-Cassidy Bill.
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