Biden rips Senate GOP healthcare bill, says it 'isn't about healthcare'

Biden rips Senate GOP healthcare bill, says it 'isn't about healthcare'
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenTrump: 'You know what I am? I'm a nationalist' Biden jokes about Obama memes: 'Barack did the first friendship bracelet, not me' 'Broad City' stars urge Clinton not to run again MORE ripped into Senate GOP efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare in a slew of tweets on Friday.

“The Senate health bill isn't about health care at all—it's a wealth transfer: slashes care to fund tax cuts for the wealthy & corporations,” Biden said about the Republican legislation unveiled Thursday.

The former vice president also hit the bill’s deep cuts Medicaid, as well as its provisions to provide higher tax breaks for wealthier Americans.


Biden wrapped up his tweetstorm, calling for a new piece of legislation aimed at fixing healthcare, as well as a “reasonable debate” on the subject.

Biden’s comments come as bipartisan criticism aimed at the legislation continues to grow.

Senate Democrats have unanimously opposed the bill, while Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerGOP-affiliated voters outperforming Democrats in key states’ early voting: report Democrats slide in battle for Senate Biden: American values being 'shredded' under Trump MORE (R-Nev.) on Friday joined four other GOP senators in announcing opposition to the current bill.

President Obama issued his own criticism of the bill on Thursday, calling the legislation "fundamental meanness," while former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Bolton tells Russians 2016 meddling had little effect | Facebook eyes major cyber firm | Saudi site gets hacked | Softbank in spotlight over Saudi money | YouTube fights EU 'meme ban' proposal Dems lower expectations for 'blue wave' Election Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout MORE on Friday said the GOP would become the "death party" if ObamaCare is repealed.