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 BidenJoe BidenBiden: Buttigieg 'doesn't have significant black support even in his own city' Biden: 'I'd add' Warren to my list of potential VP picks How can top Democrats run the economy with no business skill? 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 HellerThis week: Barr back in hot seat over Mueller report Trump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary 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 ClintonWill the Horowitz report split the baby? Gabbard commemorates John Lennon's passing by singing 'Imagine' Bannon: Clinton waiting to enter 2020 race and 'save the Democratic Party from Michael Bloomberg' MORE on Friday said the GOP would become the "death party" if ObamaCare is repealed.