Hillary Clinton put on the boxing gloves once again to fight back against the forthcoming Senate healthcare bill. What’s her weapon? Utter vilification if this pill passes.
“Forget death panels,” Clinton tweets. “If Republicans pass this bill, they’re the death party.”
Forget death panels. If Republicans pass this bill, they're the death party. https://t.co/jCStfOaBjy
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 23, 2017
Clinton’s post reflects a column by the Center for American Progress, a liberal advocacy group, and Harvard researchers that suggest about 18,000 to 28,000 preventable deaths may occur by 2026 if this new policy causes people to lose healthcare coverage.
Hillary isn’t the only Democratic figurehead to cast a grave tone onto this bill. On Thursday, former US President Barack Obama took to Facebook to write, “This bill will do you harm.”
Meanwhile, current President Donald Trump wasn’t too receptive of the house healthcare bill, which he labels as “mean.”
On Thursday, after the senate bill was released, Trump revealed a much more positive tone. He said that the legislation will need “a little negotiation, but it’s going to be very good.”
As of today, five Republican senators oppose the senate’s bill. If there are no Democrats in the senate who vote for this healthcare legislation, then only two dissenting members of the GOP are needed to kill this bill.