Republicans pushed a new bill through the House Thursday that would repeal and replace Obamacare. On Thursday’s Late Night, took a “Closer Look” at the “disastrous ramifications” of the second try at TrumpCare.
“If the American Health Care Act becomes law, Trump and the GOP will not be able to escape the negative consequences,” Meyers said of the bill. “They will own them.” This includes cutting Medicaid and giving tax cuts to the wealthy.
“The bill literally takes from the poor and gives to the rich,” Meyers remarked. “They basically took an oatmeal raisin cookie and added cilantro.”
This second version of the Republican health care bill was hastily drawn up and didn’t make the rounds to legislators until the day of the vote. “I just wish someone would have the courage to come out against such a secretive process,” Meyers said, aping Republican criticism of the Obamacare process. “I wish someone would just tell Paul Ryan that we shouldn’t pass bills we haven’t read and don’t know what they cost.”
“Everything Paul Ryan claimed to hate about the Obamacare process in 2009 he’s doing now.”