Senate Dem: Graham-Cassidy is an ‘intellectual and moral garbage truck fire’

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Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Monday blasted the latest Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare, saying it would hurt millions of people.

“A short primer on all the ways the #GrahamCassidyBill is an intellectual and moral garbage truck fire,” Murphy tweeted Monday.

{mosads}The new legislation from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) would repeal central parts of ObamaCare, including the individual mandate, subsidies to insurers and funding for Medicaid’s expansion, replacing them with block grants for states.

In subsequent tweets Monday, Murphy said the new bill would eliminate protections for people who “are or ever have been sick.”

“Lifetime caps, annual caps, charging older people more — the greatest hits of Trumpcare — all back again in #GrahamCassidy,” he tweeted.

He said under the new bill, Medicaid expansion “vanishes” and millions of people will lose insurance. Many, he added, will “die without care.”

Premiums will go up for everyone, he said, and there will be “massive funding cuts to states.”

“Bottom line: #GrahamCassidy, written in secret, hurts millions, makes every problem in the health care system worse not better,” Murphy wrote.

Democrats on Monday asked the Congressional Budget Office to conduct a full analysis on coverage losses that would result from the latest health-care effort.

Republicans are trying to figure out whether they have enough support to pass the bill before Sept. 30. That’s the deadline for using a budgetary process known as reconciliation, which allows Republicans to avoid a Democratic filibuster that would require 60 votes to break.

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