“There has never been a rollback of basic services to Americans like this ever in U.S. history.” He continued, “Let’s not mince words. This bill will close hospitals. It will hammer rural hospitals, it will close nursing homes. It will lead to disabled children not getting services. . . . People will die.”
The Republican health care bill is a mass infliction of suffering on American society. People will be made to suffer, possibly die, in order for the wealthy to receive a tax cut. This is the sine qua non of the bill.