GOP Rep. Patrick Meehan calls his decades-younger aide his "soul mate." Thanks God for "putting [the aide] into my life." Yet another tax-payer funded settlement.
Nearly half of Senators comprising the group represent just 2.6 percent of entire U.S. population and less than 1 percent of Blacks and Latinos.
"Make no mistake, many people will die as a result of this bill," said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida).
The bill has failed to satisfy conservatives, who still seek to slash certain health benefits. Revisions will still leave millions uninsured as well as further cut Medicaid.
Negotiations with conservative holdouts will likely result in cuts for mental health services, maternity care and addiction treatment and severely impact low-income Americans. Changes not to take place until after the midterm elections.
"Although no one believes the current health care system is perfect, this harmful legislation would make health care less secure and less affordable," said AARP's executive vice president.
Low-income and older members of the population will be adversely affected by the proposed plan, with analysts suggesting a rise in premiums for those in their fifties and sixties.
The comments received angry responses from Americans who pointed out that the cost of an iPhone cannot be equated to healthcare.
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