The new US Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer, has called on the Republican-dominated Congress not to make “make America sick again” by repealing the Affordable Care Act, the outgoing Democratic president’s signature healthcare reform law.
“The Republican plan to cut healthcare wouldn’t ‘make America great again,'” Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told reporters on Wednesday, invoking Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign slogan. “It would make America sick again and lead to chaos instead of affordable care.”
Earlier, P resident Barack Obama called on Democratic lawmakers to protect the healthcare law, popularly known as Obamacare, which provides coverage to millions of Americans.
And, White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said dismantling Obamacare will cause some 22 million Americans to lose their health insurance.
He also warned about the economic consequences of scrapping the healthcare program, saying it ”would have…