Republicans have been working in secrecy for months now on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), but now that it’s been unveiled, Fmr. President Obama brought out the guns.
Barack Obama ripped into the Senate Leader’s healthcare plan calling it “massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America.”
Obama couldn’t be more correct.
“Simply put, if there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family – this bill will do you harm,” Obama wrote in a Facebook post. “And small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation.”
The former President forwarned Republican congressmen against being too hasty in repealing his Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as ObamaCare.
“I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party,” Obama wrote.
“Still, I hope that our Senators, many of whom I know well, step back and measure what’s really at stake, and consider that the rationale for action, on health care or any other issue, must be something more than simply undoing something that Democrats did.”
Obama’s comments came hours after Senate GOP leaders unveiled their version of bill to repeal and replace large parts of the ACA. House Republicans passed their version of the bill early last month.
GOP Senate leaders revealed their bill to repeal and replace larger segments of ObamaCare, just hours afterward is when Fmr. President Obama chimed in.
The GOP’s bill demands major cuts to Medicaid, and will reverse ObamaCare’s requirement for all individuals to purchase health insurance.
You can read Obama’s Facebook post below: