“If I could vote no a million times I would”
On Thursday, the House of Representatives narrowly passed the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. The bill was passed by a vote of 217 to 213, just one vote over the 216 needed.
While it may have felt like a punch in the gut to millions of Americans who have obtained insurance through the ACA, the bill still has a long way to go before it’s approved. As NBC noted, the bill will now head to a more skeptical Senate, which will likely not pass the bill in its current form.
Still, this did not stop politicians from jumping on to social media to express their feelings about the bill’s passage. See who’s already speaking out below, and check back throughout the day for new additions to the list.
This is my vote card today for the disaster known as #Trumpcare. #VoteNoAHCA #VoteNO https://t.co/OkOw0dOT3k— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu) 1493917785.0
Here’s what would be considered a pre-existing condition under the GOP plan: → Domestic violence → Sexual assault → C-section #VoteNoAHCA— Kamala Harris (@Kamala Harris) 1493910012.0
Under the Republican health care plan, 3.5 million Californians would LOSE health coverage. This is unacceptable! #VoteNoAHCA— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@Sen Dianne Feinstein) 1493918137.0
#AHCA cuts Medicaid for 14M & draconian arbitrary budget caps will make states decide: cut patient care, benefits or provider reimbursements— Sen. Maria Cantwell (@Sen. Maria Cantwell) 1493923620.0
Rs have made the decision to make sure Americans pay more for health care so that the rich can pay less in taxes. #Trumpcare— Nancy Pelosi (@Nancy Pelosi) 1493923360.0
52 years in the House, and I can't recall such a blatant sell out of the American people for insurance companies— John Conyers, Jr. (@John Conyers, Jr.) 1493919441.0
The #Trumpcare vote is happening now. If I could vote NO a million times, I would. #KillTheBill— Rep. Barbara Lee (@Rep. Barbara Lee) 1493921640.0
Just VOTED NO on GOP’s disastrous healthcare repeal bill. Today, millions watched as Congress literally voted to take away their healthcare.— Adam Schiff (@Adam Schiff) 1493921977.0
Hell of a thing to celebrate. https://t.co/8467HTOqnE— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@Rep. Joe Kennedy III) 1493922377.0
Never have I seen legislative action that reveals such clear disdain for the human dignity of the most vulnerable among us.— John Lewis (@John Lewis) 1493924240.0