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These Old Tweets From Republicans About Health Care Show How Hypocritical They Are


When the House passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on May 4, it sent a disturbing message that the Republican Congress didn’t care about the actual health and livelihood of their constituents. Instead, they passed a poorly written bill that could leave 23 million Americans without health insurance. Now, as Senate Republicans work on their own iteration of the bill, they too want to pass it as quickly as possible – and with little transparency to Democrats or time for public review. This move is ironic considering how many of them tweeted back in 2009 and 2010 about how they were kept in the dark during the drafting of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare.)

Here’s then-Congressman Mike Pence complaining about it:

Senator John McCain called it a “disgrace.”

Senator John Cornyn couldn’t believe Americans were “excluded” from the conversation.

Then-Representative Tom Price, now secretary of health and human services, also believed Democrats were “sacrificing the trust of the American people.”

Several representatives who hastily voted for the AHCA also complained previously about Obamacare.

Despite these tweets, Obamacare did undergo plenty of debate before it was up for a vote. On June 19, Senator Jeff Merkley from Oregon pointed out how many hearings and amendments Obamacare had before passing: 100 hearings, roundtables, and walkthroughs and 161 amendments. The AHCA? Absolutely none. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also refused to answer Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s question about whether the Senate will have more than 10 hours to look at the bill. What a “disgrace” indeed.


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