The GOP will kill thousands, if not millions, of people, according to the Democratic Party.
House Republicans on Thursday passed the American Health Care Act, their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Since the House vote, and in the weeks leading up to it, Democratic lawmakers asserted that the bill will result in the deaths of thousands of Americans if it becomes law.
Democrats have described the bill as tax cut for the rich, arguing that countless numbers of people will meet their demise if the Senate passes it and President Trump signs it into law.
Donald Trump and Republicans just celebrated voting to let thousands of Americans die so that billionaires get tax breaks. Think about that. pic.twitter.com/hbOp7k2TQe
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 4, 2017
This isn’t football. It’s not about scoring points. #AHCA will devastate Americans’ healthcare. Families will go bankrupt. People will die.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) May 4, 2017
Those who are sick will suffer, and some of them will die. This is a shame and a disgrace. May God have mercy on us all.
— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) May 4, 2017
State-level Democratic politicians and several left-leaning journalists also predicted that thousands would die in the wake of the American Health Care Act's passage. Some even foresaw the deaths of millions.