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Published On: Sat, Jul 29th, 2017

MoveOn.org on Obamacare ‘skinny’ repeal: ‘reckless, immoral’ and ‘cowardly’

As John McCain ended any current plans for Republicans to repeal Obamacare ended this week, this is the statement by MoveOn.org against the reform plans.

“Any Republican who votes for “skinny repeal” is endorsing its verbatim passage into law. To vote for a bill in hopes that it will be changed in conference is legislative malpractice.

“Given that the Senate has proved unable to pass any other repeal bill, the House will understand that passing “skinny repeal” could be their only shot to defund Planned Parenthood and rip away health care coverage from millions of people. This bill could easily be passed by the House and signed by President Trump within 48 hours. Even if a conference committee is appointed, the “skinny repeal” will remain the fallback option and the bill most likely to become law.

“It is hard to imagine anything more reckless, immoral, or cowardly than senators jeopardizing the lives of 16 million people by voting for a bill that they actually oppose, with fingers crossed in the hopes that someone else will stop it.”

photo Will O’Neill via Flickr

 

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