Bernie Sanders uses just 3 words to slam Trumpcare

Bernie Sanders uses just 3 words to slam Trumpcare
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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its newest findings on the American Health Care Act and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was having none of it.

The CBO's latest report notes that 23 million people would lose health insurance coverage within the next ten years thanks to the bill the US House has already passed.

Sanders summed it up in three words.

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The CBO's March report on the initial AHCA proposal said 24 million would lose insurance in the same time frame so, progress?

The CBO also found nearly twice as many people would be left uninsured by 2026 as would under the current law, the Affordable Care Act, which was signed by President Barack Obama: "An estimated 51 million people under age 65 would be uninsured, compared with 28 million who would lack insurance that year under current law."

Sanders campaigned on a single-payer health care programme during his 2016 bid for president.

Meanwhile, the rest of Congress was dividing itself along partisan lines in the wake of the report.

Democrats lambasted the bill once again on social media.

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GOP members were more quiet about the bill, but some did weigh in, including two senators who focused more on improving upon the current law than touting the current AHCA bill passed by the House.

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Paul Ryan noted the report's assessment that the federal budget would be reduced by $119 billion, slightly less than the $150 billion reduction the previous bill was projected to bring - though the tradeoff is millions of people getting fewer health benefits. He didn't mention that part.

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NARAL Pro-Choice America, a reproductive rights advocacy group, summed up its impression of the bill's score with a single gif:

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