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

Marsha Scott
June 24, 2017

Sanders also asserted that much like the House legislation passed in May, Senate Republicans' new health care bill has little to do with health care at all. 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.

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

A vote on the health care bill in the U.S. Senate could come before the end of next week.

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The four are Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky. "As this process moves forward, I will continue to work to protect Ohio's interests and ensure that our health care system works better for all Ohioans".

Vermont's two USA senators and the Republican governor all say they think the Republican Senate health care proposal would be bad for the state.

"If you talk to the insurance industry, what they will tell you is that [President Donald] Trump and the Republican leadership are sabotaging the Affordable Care Act", he said. But they add that the measure fails to accomplish what they have promised to their constituents, "to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs".

"If they want to say, 'Okay, Joe, we can't pass this thing". Look, I speak as the longest serving independent in American congressional history. If the final legislation is good for OH, I will support it.

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