Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) on Monday asserted that the Republican health care plan was “cruel” because it would take health care away from 750,000 people and give the savings to just 400 of the wealthiest taxpayers.
“The top 400 hundred people in terms of tax cuts here, the amount of money they’ll get in tax cuts would pay for Medicaid for 750,000 people,” Franken explained to a panel of guests on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
Citing a survey in the New England Journal of Medicine, Franken pointed out that “one to two thousand people will die if you cut 750,000 people from Medicaid.”
“So that means you are killing one to two thousand — killing them!” he added. “People on Medicaid have better health care outcomes, they have access to a doctor. They don’t have to have catastrophic costs, they don’t go bankrupt. This works and it saves lives.”
“This is mean,” Franken concluded. “This is worse than mean, it is cruel.”
Watch the video below from MSNBC, broadcast June 26, 2017.
Mask-free UFC fighter punches and hurls racial slurs at older man for ‘touching’ him at restaurant
UFC fighter Mike Perry was seen on video punching an older man for allegedly touching him. Perry, who is white, can also be heard using the N-word multiple times.
According to ESPN, the incident occurred at Table 82 in Lubbock, Texas on Wednesday.
In a video shared on social media, Perry appears irate as he is ushered out of the restaurant.
Lubbock police officers who arrived on the scene declined to arrest Perry but said that an investigation into the incident is ongoing.
‘All lives matter’: Church hangs ‘no trespassing’ sign above Black woman for sitting in the grass
Officials at a California church were accused this week of harassing a Black woman who was sitting in the grass on the property.
A Facebook post claimed that the incident occurred at St. Paul's First Lutheran Church in North Hollywood.
"My friend Alex was sitting under a tree in the shade when this happened," the post explained. "This is deeply disturbing and contrary to Lutheran values and basic human decency."
A video shared by Chris Macke shows a man, who is presumably a Church official, hanging a "no trespassing" sign on a tree above where the woman is sitting.
Video catches woman claiming to be ‘doctor’ refusing to wear mask at Costco: ‘Do you understand science?’
A woman who claimed to be a doctor was chastised for not wearing a mask at a Costco store.
Video of the incident was shared on Twitter on Tuesday.
In the video, a man encourages the woman to put on her mask, which she is holding in her hand. The woman's elderly mother also appears mask-free in the video.
"Call the police," the woman says in a mocking tone. "Shame me like an ass, go ahead."
"You can put it on right now, ma'am," the cameraman insists.
"I'll do that when I'm ready," she replies. "Do you understand science?"
"Science?" the man remarks. "Maybe better than you do. Apparently, I'm the one protecting other people by wearing a mask."