Early Thursday afternoon, the House of Representatives passed the bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, having thus brought their dream of undoing the Obama-era healthcare law one step closer to reality.
The issue, however, is that Republican leaders in Congress just don’t seem to care about the estimated tens of millions of people that will lose their healthcare in the name of “cutting costs” for insurance companies should the GOP healthcare bill become law.
The Republicans have borne the brunt of massive criticism for their disregard of the basic needs — really, the very lives — of American citizens, with rallies to “save our care” taking place throughout the country in recent weeks.
Shortly before the actual vote on Thursday, U.S. Senator from Vermont and former Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke out about the healthcare bill on Twitter.
He wrote: “People who can’t afford health care do not deserve to die. I don’t know how we can make it any clearer than that.”
Sadly, no matter how much Sanders and all the rest of us pleaded with the Republicans not to do it, they passed the repeal of Obamacare on Thursday afternoon.
The bill’s fate in the Senate is uncertain.