Sanders: Senate ObamaCare bill 'worse than expected'

Sanders: Senate ObamaCare bill 'worse than expected'

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSupport drops for Medicare for All but increases for public option Hillicon Valley: Warren takes on Facebook over political ads | Zuckerberg defends meetings with conservatives | Civil liberties groups sound alarm over online extremism bill On The Money: Trump touts China trade deal | Wall Street, Washington see signs for caution | Trump threatens sanctions on Turkey | Sanders proposes sharp hike to corporate taxes MORE (I-Vt.) on Thursday slammed the plan put forth by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace ObamaCare, saying the legislation "is even worse" than he imagined.

“The bill Republicans announced today is even worse than expected and by far the most harmful piece of legislation I have seen in my lifetime,” Sanders said in a statement. 

“This bill has nothing to do with health care. It has everything to do with an enormous transfer of wealth from working people to the richest Americans.”

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The Senate GOP on Thursday unveiled the long-awaited legislation, which includes Medicaid cuts and repeals billions of dollars of ObamaCare taxes. It also defunds Planned Parenthood for one year.

Sanders in his statement called for Americans to unite against the “disastrous bill." 

“Our job now is to rally millions of Americans against this disastrous bill to make sure that it does not pass the Senate,” he said. “Instead of throwing tens of millions of Americans off of health insurance, we must guarantee health care as a right to every American."