Schumer promises Dems will try to defeat 'Trumpcare'

Schumer promises Dems will try to defeat 'Trumpcare'
© Greg Nash

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerGetting serious about infrastructure Schumer calls on McConnell to hold vote on Equality Act 'SleepyCreepy Joe' and 'Crazy Bernie': Trump seeks to define 2020 Dems with insults MORE (D-N.Y.) on Monday slammed the GOP’s replacement plan for ObamaCare, saying Democrats will work to defeat the legislation. 

“This bill is a giveaway to the wealthy and insurance companies at the expense of American families, and Senate Democrats will work hard to see that it is defeated,” Schumer said in a statement.

Republicans rolled out two measures on Monday to repeal and replace the healthcare legislation, a signature campaign promise of President Trump. 

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The bills undo ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion and eliminate the individual mandate requiring individuals to purchase health coverage or pay a fine. It would also put in place a new tax credit system to incentivize people to purchase insurance.

Schumer, dubbing the legislation “Trumpcare,” said the bills would force “Americans to pay more for less care.”

“To make matters worse, this sham of a replacement would rip treatment away from hundreds of thousands of Americans dealing with opioid addiction, breaking the President’s word that he would expand treatment, not cut it,” Schumer said.

 

 

Since the GOP began its first step toward repealing Obamacare in January through budget reconciliation, Democrats have sought to galvanize grassroots support for the original healthcare law.

Democrats adopted a new slogan in recent months, “Make America Sick Again,” a play on Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan, to use at rallies throughout the country to protest the GOP plan.