Barack Obama blasted the healthcare plan unveiled by Senate Republican leaders Thursday, saying it will benefit the rich at the expense of poor and middle-class Americans.
The former president reacted to the plan to repeal Obamacare on his Facebook page late Thursday afternoon.
“The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill… It’s a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America,” Obama wrote.
He warned Republican lawmakers against moving swiftly in repealing the Affordable Care Act, Obama’s signature health care legislation.
“Simply put, if there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family, this bill will do you harm.”
Obama’s scathing comments came hours following Senate Republican leaders released their health care plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. The House passed their version of the bill in May.
The Daily Caller reports:
House and Senate Democrats reacted similarly after Republicans in the upper chamber revealed the first draft of their health care repeal Thursday morning. At least four Republicans — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Utah Sen. Mike Lee, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson — are currently withholding support for the bill until certain changes are made.