Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.), the former California attorney general who was elected to the Senate in Nov., defended Obamacare on Twitter Friday following a story from Politico that outlined a possible GOP health care replacement plan.
According to Politico, the GOP replacement plan seeks to dismantle health care subsides given under Obamacare, in addition to rolling back the Medicaid expansion.
But according to Harris, the Medicaid rollback would be detrimental to Californians because "1 in 2 Californian children depend on Medicaid," the junior California senator tweeted Friday.
"This plan's cuts to Medicaid attacks those who need heath care most," she added.
1 in 2 Californian children depend on Medicaid. This plan's cuts to Medicaid attacks those who need heath care most. https://t.co/GBRQkFO0st— Kamala Harris (@Kamala Harris) 1487966912.0
"It’s vital we improve the ACA, not repeal it. More than 5 million Californians are counting on us to stop playing politics w/public health," Harris said in a second tweet.
It’s vital we improve the ACA, not repeal it. More than 5 million Californians are counting on us to stop playing politics w/public health.— Kamala Harris (@Kamala Harris) 1487966948.0
And it's those facts that have many concerned. It fact, it wasn't her mention that Californians may lose Medicaid that garnered attention, but her admission that 50 percent of California children depend on welfare for health care coverage.
Twitter proceeded to skewer Harris over the stat, many pointing out because California is run by Democrats, their liberal policies are responsible for having so many on welfare.
Does 1 in 2 California children depending on Medicaid seem like some kind of California success story to you? https://t.co/NWzS27PrpR— CLA (@CLA) 1488000105.0
@KamalaHarris if 1/2 Californian children depend on Medicaid and government assistance, California is doing it wrong....— Patrick (@Patrick) 1487998016.0
Medicaid is welfare. Democrats have complete control in CA. Why are half the kids in a blue state so poor? Why isn'… https://t.co/UXir8Urhe9— Derek Hunter (@Derek Hunter) 1487999012.0