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Democrats Take Aim At GOP ‘Skinny Repeal’ Health Care Plan

Hawaii senator Brian Schatz took aim at the proposed Affordable Care Act replacement advanced by Senate Republicans, calling the bill “garbage,” according to Politico.

He also trashed the so-called “skinny repeal.”

Here’s the full quote:

“The skinny bill is garbage in its own right. And the only reason people aren’t fully aware of it is because they just sprung it on us. It will trash the individual market…. They can survive a news cycle. But they will own whatever law is enacted.”

But Schatz isn’t the only Jew taking a hard line on the American Health Care Act.

Rep. Jacky Rosen, a Democrat, is expected to run against Nevada senator Dean Heller in next fall’s general election — and she is already blasting him for his stand on the health care fight.

Heller, a Republican, has stated his opposition to any bill that would slash Medicaid. But he failed to kill the GOP push that could end up with that result.

Contact Jesse Bernstein at [email protected] or on Twitter ,@__jbernstein


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