Senator Bernie Sanders criticized Republicans on Thursday for not holding public hearings regarding their efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare, saying that they need to find the “courage” to listen to Americans, The Hill reports.
“They haven’t had the courage to hold one hearing in the United States Senate to hear from doctors, to hear from hospitals, to hear from insurance companies. Put it out on the table. Have hearings. Let’s see how we can go forward together to improve the Affordable Care Act, not throw 22, 23 million people off of health insurance”, Sanders said on MSNBC.
Sanders warned of the consequences that would happen if 23 million Americans lost health insurance.
“Up to 28,000 people die each year if you throw 23 million people off health insurance to give $500 billion dollars in tax breaks to the richest two percent, insurance companies and drug companies. That is beyond obscene, and that is something that cannot be allowed to pass”, Sanders warned.
Sanders have also ripped the Republican effort to repeal ObamaCare as a massive transfer of wealth to the upper class.
“Plain and simple, this so-called healthcare bill is a massive transfer of wealth from working families to the very very rich,” Sanders stated.