On Thursday, former President Barack Obama posted a very long statement on Facebook criticizing the new Senate health care bill.
Obama proclaimed that the need to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has evolved as “a core tenet of the Republican Party.”
“The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill,” Obama stated. “It’s a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America.”
Obama acknowledged that the Affordable Care Act possessed its faults. However, he contended that its passage was a “significant step forward for America.”
In regard to the Senate health care bill, Obama wrote that it “hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries,” which is paid for by “cutting health care for everybody else.”
Furthermore, Obama pointed out the rising opioid epidemic that is devastating the United States. He suggested that under this new bill, many of these addicts would lose their health insurance.
Obama described almost the entire country when he questioned the future coverage of those who are “sick,” “old,” or planning to “start a family.”
The new Senate bill will likely replace the American Health Care Act (AHCA) which was proposed by Republicans in the House. Though the Republicans are garnering support for the health care bill, it faces a difficult road to pass in the Senate.
Obama is urging Democrats and Republican senators alike to vote against the bill.
First reported by TheBlaze.