Senator Bill Nelson is blasting the Health Care reform bill just released by the Senate GOP leaders, saying it’s worse than it’s house counterpart. Nelson’s voice of disapproval is just one of many, as his Democratic colleagues in the Senate each take turns picking apart the sweeping 142 page legislation.
Nelson had these words on Thursday afternoon..
Now we know why they tried to keep this secret. This bill is just as bad as the House bill, taking coverage away from millions of people and making huge cuts to Medicaid. If that weren’t enough, it also allows insurance companies to hike rates for older Americans. Fixing our nation’s health care system shouldn’t be a partisan issue. We should be working together, not plotting behind closed doors to make it worse.
It was unlikely that the Democratic Senator from Florida was going to support the bill, he believes the legislation was crafted behind close doors, away from any possible efforts of bipartisanship.
President Donald Trump called the bill “very good”. Nelson’s Florida GOP Senate counterpart, Marco Rubio is expected to support the measure. It’s passage will be a challenge with every Democrat expected to vote against the bill along with a handful of Republicans that are also planning on opposing the “Obamacare” replacement.