Health Care

Police remove protesters opposed to ObamaCare repeal from McConnell’s office

Greg Nash

U.S. Capitol Police officers removed several people protesting Thursday morning in front of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) office, shortly after the Senate GOP released its ObamaCare repeal bill.

The protesters, some of them in wheelchairs, had planned to stage a “die-in” protest to oppose the bill. 

Tweets from the scene show Capitol Police officers blocking the hallway outside McConnell’s office, as protesters gathered to protest the new healthcare bill. Another tweet shows police carrying a protester who refused to leave on her own. 

{mosads}One protester in a wheelchair wearing a breathing apparatus wore a blanket that said “Medicaid” and “life and liberty 4 disabled Americans.”  

 Another protesteor said “the government wants to kill me” as she was taken from the site of the protest.

The Republicans’ bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare includes significant cuts to Medicaid programs.

The Congressional Budget Office hasn’t scored the Senate bill yet, but the CBO score on the House GOP’s ObamaCare repeal bill estimated that it would result in 23 million more people being uninsured.

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