Sen. Chris Murphy (D., Conn.) said Thursday that the newly unveiled Senate Republican health care bill is in some ways "more evil" and "even dumber" than the House proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Murphy made the comments to MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell, who asked if he "had a chance" to read the legislation.
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"I've started to read it. It is going to take a while for all of us to get up to speed," Murphy said.
"It looks as if it largely mirrors the House bill," he added. "In some ways it's more evil, in some ways it's even dumber than the House proposal."
Murphy said the proposed Medicaid cuts "will require states to kick seniors out of nursing homes, to end coverage for millions of low-income children all across the country."
The Connecticut Democrat decried that the bill does not require individuals to buy insurance and said it "doesn't solve a single problem in our health care system."
"I just think it is an absolute monstrosity of a bill at first glance. We'll learn more as the day goes on," Murphy said.