Watch Republicans Run When Asked If They've Even Read Their New Health Care Bill
Republicans in the House are on the verge of voting to destroy the pre-existing conditions protections for at least 120 million Americans. Gutting Medicaid. Passing a massive tax cut for the wealthiest 1% and disguising it as a “health care plan.” You’d think that after seven years with all the talk, all the bluster, they’d know what they were doing, right? Wrong. It appears they haven’t even read the bill. That’s right. People’s lives are on the line and they haven’t even read the bill they are so desperate to vote on today. The Affordable Care Act went through 79 Congressional Committee hearings/mark-up before Congress voted on it. Today’s Republicans want to vote on a bill they haven’t even read. Why the rush?
See for yourself and watch what happens when a reporter asks the most basic question—have you read the bill?
HOLY SHIT: Republican members of Congress run away from MSNBC reporter as he asks them IF THEY'VE READ THE BILL THE… https://t.co/hIScQyp6Iu— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky)1493911973.0
For what it’s worth, the first man they asked in the video is Rep. Dave Brat (VA-07) and he believes everything was perfectly fine before the ACA, back when insurance companies could deny coverage for nearly anything they wanted or straight up priced people out of having insurance at all:
Wow -- Rep. Dave Brat: "Before [Obamacare], we didn’t have a problem with health insurance – people going out and buying health insurance."— David Wright (@David Wright)1493908599.0