Dem senator: GOP's healthcare approach will 'devastate Medicaid'

Dem senator: GOP's healthcare approach will 'devastate Medicaid'
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Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinTrump AG pick: I won't be 'bullied' by anyone, including the president Live coverage: Trump AG pick grilled on Mueller probe at confirmation hearing Senate Dems set to take aim at new Trump attorney general pick MORE (D-Ill.), a member of Democratic leadership in the upper chamber, on Sunday slammed the Republican Party’s healthcare plan, especially its impact on Medicaid.

“The Republican approach will devastate Medicaid,” Durbin told “Fox News Sunday.”


The senator’s comments come several days after Senate Republicans unveiled legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare. The Republican bill includes cuts to Medicaid. 

During a debate with Republican Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoEPA's Wheeler faces grilling over rule rollbacks Action on climate and energy: Beyond partisan talking points Overnight Energy: House votes to reopen Interior, EPA | Dems question EPA over Wheeler confirmation prep | Virginia Dem backs Green New Deal MORE (Wyo.) on Sunday morning, Durbin said the GOP will only garner Democratic support for healthcare legislation if they remove the repeal of ObamaCare.

Conservative lawmakers including Sens. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulMedia fails spectacularly at smearing Rand Paul for surgery in Canada Rand Paul to have hernia surgery in Canada Ron Paul: Remove incentives for illegal immigrants instead of building border wall MORE (R-Ky.) and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz5 takeaways from Barr’s testimony Republicans seek to temper fallout from latest Russia bombshells Cruz says Americans outside Beltway unconcerned with Mueller investigation MORE (R-Texas) have criticized the GOP proposal for not repealing enough provisions from ObamaCare.