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What Twitter Is Saying About the GOP Wealthcare Bill: "Broad Tax Cut to the Affluent, Paid for by Billions of Dollars Sliced from Medicaid"

Posted on the 22 June 2017 by William Lindsey @wdlindsy
What folks are saying on Twitter about the wealthcare bill the Republicans have finally released after weeks of secrecy as they seek to ram it through the Senate:
The Senate GOP bill isn't health care, it's #wealthcare.— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) June 22, 2017

The Senate Health Care Bill: "A broad tax cut to the affluent, paid for by billions of dollars sliced from Medicaid"— Paul B. Raushenbush (@raushenbush) June 22, 2017

Medicaid covers:
64% of nursing home residents
60% of kids with disabilities
49% of births
20% of all Americans— Derek Thompson (@DKThomp) June 22, 2017

New post:
The Senate GOP health bill is a cruel and cynical shell game:— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) June 22, 2017

Health insurance lobbyists get briefed on the secret bill before Democratic Senators or the American public. What a sham.— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) June 22, 2017

These Medicaid cuts are insidious. Designed to get bigger every year—so, outside window that CBO scores, they asphyxiate the program. 1/— Ben Wikler (@benwikler) June 22, 2017

Ben Wikler is responding to this tweet by Sahil Kapur:
Happy Obamacarepocalypse day. @LauraLitvan and I got our hands on the details of the Senate Republican bill.— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 22, 2017

If you want to know what it looks like when the super rich devour a country, you need only look to the United States in 2017.— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) June 22, 2017

Crucial insight from @JoyAnnReid: The Republican base LOVES big government, but only for themselves.— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) June 22, 2017

Worth repeating this is unprecedented. A major party advancing legislation to vastly increase the # of uninsured without any public input.— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) June 22, 2017

At the end of the day, Trumpcare is a brutal attack on the very voters that put Trump in the White House— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) June 22, 2017

And I refuse to forget who is bringing this abomination to us, who set it in motion: "pro-life" white U.S. Christians:
4 in 5 white evangelicals, 3 in 5 white Catholics and Mormons — "pro-life" voters — brought us the Trump nightmare.
I will not forget.— Bill Lindsey (@wdlindsy) May 20, 2017

Are the Catholic bishops planning to find ways to provide access to healthcare to the 25 million folks who will now lose healthcare coverage — due to the very direct (lack of) moral leadership of the U.S. Catholic bishops?

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