Healthcare

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

Greg Nash

Former Vice President Joe Biden 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.

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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 Heller (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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Friday said the GOP would become the “death party” if ObamaCare is repealed.

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