Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is leading Senate Democrats in in an aggressive push to block the latest Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with Trumpcare.
“They’re crafting it in the dead of night,” Sen. Schumer charged during a Tuesday press conference. “They’re ashamed of this bill, they’re afraid to find out what it actually does, and so we get another bill in the dark of night — so the process is awful.”
“Our Republican colleagues should be walking around with blindfolds because they don’t want to see what’s in the bill they’re being forced to vote for,” said Sen. Schumer.
The minority leader blasted the policy of the bill in addition to criticizing the process by which Republicans are trying to force through Graham-Cassidy by September 30.
“Thirty million Americans will lose their healthcare if this evil bill passes,” Sen. Schumer predicted. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has yet to “score” Trumpcare.
“New Trumpcare would cause millions to lose coverage, eliminates protections for people with pre-existing conditions and ups out-of-pocket costs,” Sen. Schumer explained.
The latest Trumpcare bill was written by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA). In May, Cassidy established the “Jimmy Kimmel Test” as a minimum benchmark for health care reform. Graham-Cassidy does not pass the Jimmy Kimmel Test.
“If you think Trumpcare should pass the Jimmy Kimmel Test, make your voices heard,” Sen. Schumer said, urging citizens to contact their senators.