Pelosi: GOP's ObamaCare replacement 'couldn't be worse'

The GOP's plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would rip health insurance away from millions of Americans, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday, arguing that the measure "couldn't be worse."

"This will make millions of people — it's a question of 10, 15, 20 million people — off of having health insurance," she said during an interview on CBS's "This Morning." "It will be the biggest transfer of wealth from low- and middle-income people to wealthy people in our country.

"Show us the numbers as to how many people will be thrown off. It couldn't be worse."


House Republicans on Monday evening unveiled their long-awaited legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare. The legislation would scrap the healthcare law's individual mandate and repeal most of its taxes and regulations. People would be given a tax credit, based on their age, to help them afford insurance.

The GOP's plan would also phase out ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion, which now covers more than 10 million people. Pelosi argued that the measure would disproportionately harm all but the wealthiest Americans.

The newly unveiled measure makes good on a longtime promise from GOP lawmakers to repeal and replace former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaNew year brings more liberated Joe Biden  After the loss of three giants of conservation, Biden must pick up the mantle Kyrsten Sinema's courage, Washington hypocrisy and the politics of rage MORE's signature healthcare law. Committees in the House are scheduled to mark up the legislation on Wednesday.