The Congressional Budget Office just released its disastrous Trumpcare 2.0 report, and the outcry is tremendous. Republicans pushed the bill through the House of Representatives without a CBO score, meaning they had no idea how much it would cost or how it would affect the ability of millions of Americans to get health insurance. Now the official estimate is out, and the results are ugly.
The CBO report states that 23 million Americans will lose healthcare within a decade. 14 million of them would lose it as soon as next year. It’s an incredible number to wrap one’s head around, and the sheer callousness behind the bill shows just how little Republicans care about their voters.
Bernie Sanders took to Twitter immediately after the release of the CBO report to voice his disgust:
What a disgrace.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 24, 2017
Bernie is absolutely right. There is no way to defend this abominable bill. Republicans will have blood on their hands if they pass it through the Senate.
Rob Haffey is a writer, filmmaker, and winner of the ScreenCraft Writing Fellowship. He is a graduate of Drexel University.