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Mon Jul 17, 2017, 11:05 AM

Biden blasts GOP health care bill in Washington Post op-ed

Source: Politico



By NEGASSI TESFAMICHAEL 07/17/2017 10:01 AM EDT

mid uncertainty over the future of the Affordable Care Act, former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday slammed the GOP’s efforts to repeal the landmark health care law in a Washington Post op-ed.

Biden chided his former Senate colleagues despite Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s attempt to appease undecided senators with an additional $45 billion put into the GOP’s revised health care bill to combat the opioid epidemic. “But my longtime Senate colleague is, I believe, missing the point” Biden wrote. “You can’t take away comprehensive health insurance from people struggling with opioid addiction and then just throw $2 billion or, for that matter, $45 billion their way for treatment.”

Biden said that the days before the Affordable Care Act are not a sustainable model and that the GOP plan would take Americans back to that time.

“The ACA isn’t perfect, but the choices we made when designing the law flowed from a commitment to provide the best possible care to the most people," Biden wrote.



Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/17/joe-biden-health-care-washington-post-op-ed-240624

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