Kaine attacks 'Trumpcare' on Twitter

Kaine attacks 'Trumpcare' on Twitter
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Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineOvernight Defense: What the midterms mean for defense panels | Pompeo cancels North Korea meeting | Trump eyes Kim summit in early 2019 | Pentagon drops name for border mission Five takeaways from a divisive midterm election GOP to retain Senate majority MORE (D-Va.) slammed what he called “Trumpcare” on Tuesday, charging that the GOP’s ObamaCare replacement plan would help the wealthy with tax cuts while financially burdening average Americans.

The 2016 Democratic vice presidential nominee took to Twitter to make his case, posting multiple tweets that slammed the Republican healthcare proposal, known as the American Health Care Act.

One tweet implied the GOP proposal would benefit President Trump's family’s healthcare coverage.

He also peppered one tweet with some humor, appearing to jab at Trump’s complexion.


In addition to his tweets, Kaine issued a statement Tuesday in which he expressed “serious concerns” with the Republicans’ proposal.

“[It] will reduce the number of Americans with health insurance and raise health care costs for patients. Republicans had seven years to pull together a plan, and now they insist on rushing to pass a bill without taking the time to analyze the cost and impact on the American people,” he wrote.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has not yet released an estimate of the legislation’s cost and how many people would lose or gain health insurance coverage, though House panels plan to begin marking up the bill on Wednesday.

“I will not support a plan that dismantles Medicaid, raises costs for Virginia’s middle-class families and seniors, and defunds Planned Parenthood while massively cutting taxes for the wealthy. We cannot walk back the years of progress we have already made to ensure that every American has access to quality, affordable care,” Kaine continued.