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Today on This Sunday Meet Union Face focused on the GOP’s American Wealthcare Act, with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) warning House Republicans: “Do not walk the plank and vote for a bill that cannot pass the Senate and then have to face the consequences of that vote” and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) saying: “Let’s do what we told voters we are going to do and repeal ObamaCare, and not create a new version of ObamaCare.” But Out House budget chief Mick Mulvaney insisted: “The bill here is the framework, it’s a really nice framework. We like it. It’s a good repeal and replacement bill” and the God-King’s chief economic advisor Gary Cohn said: “We’ve gone out of our way, and the president has said this, to say that anything that makes the bill better for Americans, we are willing to accept,” while Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) said Senate Democrats should rescue the bill: “That’s where I hope Democrats will come in and work with Republicans to bring about the improvements so we can reform the system yet still not cut off these people that need this help.” while former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said “I’m not sure what the goal is here,” adding:
“They have kept some subsidies, but I would say in sort of the wrong place to the wrong folks.”
“There’s every estimation that anywhere from 2 [million] to 15 million people will lose coverage in this bill, and they are going after Medicaid expansion, which is a lot of lower-income working adults who will also lose that coverage.”
Should Senate Democrats try to fix the American Wealthcare Act, or stand aside and force Republicans to own the disaster?
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