In the hours after the reveal of the GOP’s plans for deeper long-term cuts to the health-care program for low-income Americans with the new health care bill- protests started almost immediately with staged “sit-ins and die-ins in response to its draconian measures.”
Not having anything of it and in keeping with their disregard for the Americans most in need- the response to these peaceful protesters was met with violence, finding those in wheelchairs removed and even thrown to the ground.
As reported by Alternet:
“No cuts to Medicaid,” chanted members of ADAPT (Americans Disabled Attendant Programs Today) outside Mitch McConnell’s office on Thursday.
According to a press release for the event, about five dozen members of the disability rights organization showed up to protest Senate Mitch McConnell’s plans to phase out the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion over several years. Several protesters were forcibly removed from their wheelchairs.
— jordan 🌹 (@JordanUhl) June 22, 2017
“The Senate proposal cuts off Medicaid expansion more gradually than the House bill, but would enact deeper long-term cuts to the health-care program for low-income Americans,” reported the Washington Post late Wednesday.
Capitol police are dragging people away from Mcconnell’s office. pic.twitter.com/ldvakYdvl4
— Mariam Khan (@MKhan47) June 22, 2017
Additionally, the Trump Administration has proposed a $600 billion cut to to Medicaid in the $4.1 trillion budget for 2018.
Is this what Trump meant by “Make America Great Again”? If his intentions were to make Americans, sicker, poorer, at the mercy of police state, it is clearly coming to fruition.
What are your thoughts on the GOP’s new proposed plan- what do you think of their reaction to its backlash?
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(Article By Tasha Sharifa)