For years, Republicans have campaigned to repeal and replace Obamacare with a customer-centered, free market solution. And now that there is a Republican in the White House, that promise might finally come to life in President Donald Trump’s leadership.
But the repeal and replace won’t happen without severe pushback. Despite the law failing and causing millions of Americans to either lose their health insurance or suffer skyrocketing premiums, Obamacare’s popularity has gone above 50 percent since Trump became president, possibly making its repeal and replace a bit more unsavory.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is one of the congressional Democrats who has been most outspoken against the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Indeed, she regularly takes to her Twitter account to blast the GOP for their effort. And on Friday, she did more of the same.
This time, Harris accused Republicans of concocting a plan to “steal” health care away from millions of Americans just to benefit the wealthiest of the wealthy.
“We need to stop saying folks are going to lose their health care if the GOP repeal bill passes. We’re not losing it: they’re taking it away,” Harris wrote.
“Republicans are trying to steal health care from 22 million people in order to help the wealthiest 0.4%,” she added, offering zero facts to back her claims.
We need to stop saying folks are going to lose their health care if the GOP repeal bill passes. We’re not losing it: they’re taking it away.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 30, 2017
Republicans are trying to steal health care from 22 million people in order to help the wealthiest 0.4%.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 1, 2017
The Democratic senator was quickly rebuked on Twitter, with many of her critics offering up real facts about Obamacare or the repeal effort:
The democrats stole people's health care on a lie. Remember keep your doctor/plan? Choosing others to pay isn't legitimate.
— Dave (@dave_mears) July 1, 2017
The Democrat's 50+ years of lies & scare tactics are no longer working!
ObamaCare TOOK health ins away from 20 million
— NoVicticratHere (@CalFreedomMom) July 1, 2017
— Vox Libertatis™ن (@2lanterns) July 1, 2017
What about the amount of ppl that have opted out of Ocare because it's horrible? Having an $18k deductible per person can destroy families!
— Tamika Trump (@TamikaTrump) June 30, 2017
Weird you're silent about the 27 million + Americans who have 0 healthcare, 600K go bankrupt/year & ppl are literally begging 4 their lives pic.twitter.com/VrYuUV0bfb
— #deMOCKracy (@BernieUpstateNY) July 1, 2017
Well actually since they have no insurance companies left on Obamacare in so many states they have no insurance because of you Democrats.
— Sharon Van Rider (@305local) July 1, 2017
Democrats are trying to steal your tax dollars, every day they report to work and earn a taxpayer-provided salary and do nothing but TWEET!!
— Bren (@hvrdeuce) July 1, 2017
You seem to lie a lot. I can see why Democrats have branded you a "rising star."
— Chuck Vipperman (@ChuckVipperman) July 1, 2017