Politics Activists spend night at GOP senator's office to protest Obamacare repeal

17:56  07 july  2017
17:56  07 july  2017 Source:   The Hill

Trump to Senate Republicans: Kill Obamacare now; replace later

  Trump to Senate Republicans: Kill Obamacare now; replace later President Trump urged Republican U.S. senators to repeal Obamacare immediately if they cannot agree on a new health care plan to take its place. Republican leaders have set Friday as the goal for working out changes to Senate legislation that would repeal extensive parts of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the law dubbed Obamacare that expanded health insurance coverage to 20 million people. Their efforts were complicated on Thursday by a Congressional Budget Office report that said the Senate proposal would cut spending on government Medicaid for the poor by 35 percent come 2036.

The Senate ’ s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare may be in a state of purgatory, but progressive activists would like to send it straight to hell. The protest at Colorado Senator Cory Gardner’ s office reportedly began at 9:30 a.m on Tuesday. and nine protesters spent the night , some of whom were

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Activists spend night at GOP senator's office to protest ObamaCare repeal: Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has publicly opposed the Obamacare repeal bill. © Provided by The Hill Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has publicly opposed the Obamacare repeal bill. A group of demonstrators spent the night at a sit-in protest Thursday at Sen. Rob Portman's (R-Ohio) Cincinnati offices to demand he vote against the Senate GOP's Obamacare repeal.

A protester told Cincinnati television station WCPO over the phone the demonstrators do not plan to leave until they receive a response from Portman. As of 7 a.m. Friday, she said they had not heard anything.

Portman did not publicly say he was against the Senate healthcare bill until after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) pulled it from consideration amid internal GOP opposition.

The Senate GOP is expected to try to pass a repeal bill again after negotiations to win over Republican senators who have opposed the measure.

Activists have planned to stage a round of sit-ins at the offices of Republican senators in 21 states.


McConnell delays healthcare vote after McCain surgery .
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Saturday night that the vote on Senate Republicans ObamaCare repeal and replace bill would be delayed until a later date. The news comes after Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) released a statement that he would miss this week's votes as he recovers from surgery.

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