Warren rips GOP healthcare plan: 'What planet are these guys living on?'

Warren rips GOP healthcare plan: 'What planet are these guys living on?'
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats call on Biden administration to ease entry to US for at-risk Afghans Biden stiff arms progressives on the Postal Service Trump by the numbers: 2024 isn't simple MORE (D-Mass.) on Thursday blasted the GOP's healthcare plan, urging lawmakers to drop the legislation aimed at replacing the Affordable Care Act.

"A health care bill that destroys care & affordable coverage for millions – seriously? What planet are these guys living on?!" Warren wrote in a tweet.

"It’s time to junk this cruel #Trumpcare bill before massive numbers of Americans are hurt by it," she added.


A pair of House committees on Thursday advanced GOP legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare, including House Energy and Commerce Committee, which passed the measure on a party-line vote following 27 hours of debate.

The White House and GOP leaders have moved to aggressively pitch the legislation, dubbed the American Health Care Act, which they introduced on Monday and hope to vote on within weeks.

The healthcare bill has been met with intense criticism from numerous groups representing doctors and hospitals, as well as the American Medical Association, advocacy group AARP and an internal organization from the American Cancer Society.

Conservative groups such as Americans for Prosperity have also come out against the bill, while groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Americans for Tax Reform have backed the GOP effort. 

"Republicans seem intent on plowing ahead anyway – pretending down is up, left is right, & #Trumpcare is somehow not a catastrophe," Warren argued on Twitter.

"The GOP have convinced people who never agree on ANYTHING – docs, hospitals, economists, even insurance companies: #Trumpcare is a disaster."