‘This is unreal’: Senate GOP slammed for hiding ‘secret’ Obamacare repeal bill from the public
Earlier on Monday, Axios reported that although Senate Republicans are holding closed-door meetings to draft a healthcare bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, they won’t release it to the public.
In response, Twitter users are doing what they do best — tweeting their outrage and making jokes about the so-called “secret health care bill.”
“The Senate debated the Affordable Care Act for 80 days in 2009,” Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) tweeted. “The Republican health plan? STILL secret.”
“I admit being kind of stunned that the US Senate healthcare bill is a SECRET,” Canadian author Guy Gavriel Kay wrote. “American Constitution actually allows? Asking for a Canadian.”
Others, like Google web designer Kevin Fox, struck a more humorous tone.
“Maybe Russian hackers can get and release a copy of the GOP’s secret healthcare bill…,” Fox tweeted.
Read the best reactions to the GOP’s “secret health care bill” below.
Think of it less as a “secret health care bill” and more of a fun surprise party.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) June 12, 2017
GOP Senate drafting health care bill in secret. Why? Because it takes health care from millions & bankrupts more. All to give rich a tax cut
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) June 10, 2017
It’s Monday. Republican health bill is being written in secret. Two weeks from hitting Senate floor.
— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) June 12, 2017
This is *unreal*. Senate has a bill but won’t show the public. They’re going to *send their secret bill* to the CBO https://t.co/2SETQHwuX1
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 12, 2017
Same people who accused Dems of “ramming through” ACA in *14* months now crafting bill in secret, afraid people might see the details. https://t.co/yNSFPSKQ2w
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) June 12, 2017
When Americans read that Senate GOP won’t publicly release the health care bill they’re writing in secret with no public input or hearings pic.twitter.com/DBW6Obs1U2
— Ways and Means Dems (@WaysMeansCmte) June 12, 2017
GOP: we have a health care bill
EVERYONE: we wanna see it
GOP: …um it’s a secret and that’s how we do it now lol right
— nadia osman (@msnadiaosman) June 12, 2017