'You Should Be Ashamed!' Massachusetts Congressman Tears Republicans to Pieces on House Floor Before Trumpcare Vote
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) warned his Republican colleagues set to vote on the Obamacare repeal bill on Thursday that their lies will come back to haunt them.
“To claim or to imply that the Republican plan covers people with preexisting conditions, it is a lie,” he announced on the House floor. “And let’s be honest about it. This does not cover people with preexisting conditions. And to come on the floor and say it does, to try to fool people, well, you may get away with it in the short term, you may get a headline, but I tell you people will figure out soon enough when they are denied health care coverage.”
Nearly a week before Trump's inauguration, McGovern and almost the entire Massachusetts delegation rallied at Faneuil Hall in Boston in support of the Affordable Care Act. At the time, McGovern slammed Trump's obliviousness on health care legislation as "tragic."
Now, Paul Ryan is insisting that the GOP's American Health Care Act protects people with pre-existing conditions through the MacArthur Amendment. But the Center for American Progress has concluded that only a small fraction of those in so-called high-risk pools would be affected.
"To have a health care bill that throws 24 million Americans off of health care, you should be ashamed,” hammered McGovern. “To have a health care bill that cuts Medicaid by $880 billion so you can give a tax cut to the wealthiest people in this country, you should be ashamed.”