tv Senator Schumer on Health Care CSPAN September 19, 2017 12:28am-12:45am EDT
earth to pass obama care. i went to do everything i can to repeal obama care and replace it with something messed like a for republicans, it's good for americans. many democratic states are far better under this approach thane under obama care and all of us will do better. mr. president, if we don't stopf the smell single-payer health care is the fate of the nation.t twelve a bit involved, thank you very much. we can do this, we have the time, do we have the will. i yelled. >> senate democrats came to the senate floor to debate this graham cassidy proposal. now will start with remarks from charles schumer from new york.
>> now, i'm going to use the rest of my address to address something that is not so bipartisan. terribly partisan. that is the issue of healthcare. i hope the american peoplehe listen closely. after a few months of lying dormant, john cares back and it's meaner than ever. trump care now lives under the name of kathy graham. and guess what? it's another bill that will drastically cut back on healthcare funding for americans needed most. so, my colleagues, my fellow americans this is a red alert moment for the entire country. our healthcare system again isd threatened by hastily construction piece of b legislation put together in a back room by only one party, no
cbo score or committee process, not a single here rain. everyone is totally dark about the effects of this bill there, there's an effort to rush it may forward. this frankenstein monster of a bill that would harm so many americans just keeps coming back, back, .. i . . managed to get worse. here's what we know the new trumpcare bill would do. it would roll back protections for americans with preexisting conditions. it would allow states to impose burdensome requirements as a condition on medicaid coverage. it would defund planned parenthood, stripping millions of women of their right to access to affordable health ca care, and most crucially, the new trumpcare would plunge a dagger deep into the heart of
medicaid, immediately ending medicaid expansion and establishing a per capita cap on medicaid spending. that jeopardizes coverage for 11 million americans and puts at great risk the coverage and affordable care act of insurance for the 12 million who buy >> >> and block grant to the states for imposing a massive cut on funding that helps so many americans the term block grant may sound harmless but in practice there anything but. right now the health care system reimburses states for the cost for what they actually nereus but they are fixed amount of money given to each state foresee people
who need health care to fight for who gets the dollars.n people with parents in nursing homes or fighting with those with pre-existing conditions or with those who need to see a doctor. and in a heartless scheme to hurt so many block grants are not so clever way to hide a massive cuts to health care. hur cutting back care or raising premiums for millions and millions of average americans if that is the case with trump care the budget found the block
grants in the bill would deprive hundreds of millions sometimes billions ofbi dollars. those that should know the effects of the bill and they don't. later - the cbo has told us theyth cannot give us a full scoreill that is all they will say we don't know how many citizens are hurt the center for budget priorities had that calculations and i just because some states but there are more. arizona loses 1.$6 billion in federal funding.
ohio being hit hardest with the opioid epidemic. iowa $525 million of the offending -- federal funding . if you don't believe the accuracy that have the decency to wait for the us cbo's gore..b.o. don't pass this legislation before they put that out wet believe these are accurate from a group that has had years that accurately
predicted the health kerry facts. devastating cuts. so many in so many states. and impartial orbiter the numbers are devastating representing millions ofec americans with for healthts care with higher costs for both food do they represent? and american family? if youit haven't a -- if you have a parent is a better signal that is paid for by medicaid a
already some republican governors have spoken out with these provider groupsr have come about with the american cancer society their reach eight - - rating agencies to even'' more disruption that other all ec aid bills. and the american people have rejected trump care repeatedly in the numberser are below 20% only one out of five americans once us to pass this bill so there are
some on either side of the aisle who say they can work it out so each state would not be hurt as badly. m that they can tweak the formula for one state or another to make it less devastating.oney. first you ever come up with that kind of money. and with the uncompensated care. but it is impossible.f and is so much less than the amount of these cuts could not even come close.
maybe we will do this or that. to play with people's lives that is so wrong.rsh this states will end up facing figure represented by a my colleagues on either side of the aisle you should not do it on substance also not on the basis of regular order to have such a major bill through the dark of night no discussion no analysis with legislative malpractice of the highest order the founding fathers tur were watching the american a
founded on debate and discussion thing goes off of all of that in a nasty way. there is no regular order here. no hearings year of the gramm cassidy bill. is the same legislative process that ultimately brought the previous bill down. 11 with a hearing on block grants and homeland securityen m with over health care matters doesn't even come close to suggesting regular order. those that thought there was a ray of light the
partisanship that govern this place that seems to be breaking and hope of working together senators alexander and marie talk about how to t move forward. if the majority leader in dire getting together very well. so there is a way out. and that they are negotiating at this moment. to and that is the of legislative process. has
of how that affects people.d or how many people would these coverture be affected. grt it could be weeks for the block grant. so after two weeks to think that flickering candle may need some new light this is the last thing that we need. what the leaders and i talk to each other. to pursue that path like senators alexander. i ask every american who
hears these words call your senators and congressmen to let them know that this bill i is worse than the previous bill to tell them there is the better way. is a will of activism that it must be garnered now and democrats in the senate we have no choice with the constituencies are the conscience compels us and we will oppose cassidy gramm an every capacity possible and