Bernie Sanders: GOP health care bill 'most harmful' ever

Posted June 24, 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday he agreed with Democratic congressman Tim Ryan's claim that the Democratic brand is worse than President Donald Trump's in some parts of the country.

Sen. Bernie Sanders will spend his weekend pressuring Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote against the Republican health care bill as Republicans hope to bring it to a vote next week. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia - to vote against the Senate bill when it comes to the floor next week. Already, Trumpcare will cut up to 23 million people off health insurance rolls and start a drastic reduction in Medicaid benefits to the poor and middle class.

It would repeal tax increases Obama's law imposed on higher-income people and medical industry companies to pay for expanded coverage.

Sanders acknowledged that premiums, deductibles and copays are now "too high" under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

"No matter what back-room deals senators make in the coming days, there is no way to fix this shocking and cruel bill", said Anna Galland, executive director of MoveOn.org about the GOP health care bill. "The cost of health care is going up at a much faster rate than it should".

"I look forward to examining this new proposal carefully and reviewing the analysis by the Congressional Budget Office when it is available". But I won't go out shooting Republicans. If the final legislation is good for OH, I will support it.

The four say there are provisions that are an improvement to the current health care system.

"I don't care what your political view is".