Following Thursday’s unveiling of the Senate Republican’s healthcare plan, Hollywood stars took to social media to criticize the legislation and warn of the imminent doom it will cause should it pass. The plan includes tax credits for low-income and older Americans and repeals most taxes imposed by Obamacare.
According to Rosie O’Donnell, the GOP plan is a “massive transfer of wealth.”
A MASSIVE TRANSFER OF WEALTH
— ROSIE (@Rosie) June 22, 2017
Beau Willmon, the creator of House of Cards, claimed that the “cost of the Republican bill will be human lives.”
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) June 22, 2017
The Senate’s bill prohibits Americans from using subsidies to purchase health insurance that cover abortions and removes funding for Planned Parenthood.
Julianne Moore, Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Gabby Sidibe all urged their Twitter followers to voice their opposition, tweeting, “URGENT: Senate released #Trumpcare bill that “defunds” @PPFA. TWEET YOUR SENATORS NOW & tell them to #StandwithPP.”
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) June 22, 2017
Albert Brooks also got in on the resistance with a lame joke.
Senate finally unveils health care bill. Three people drop dead just reading it.
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) June 22, 2017
While singer John Legend posted a tweet calling President Trump a “con-man” who will “hurt millions with #trumpcare,” other celebrities warned of dire consequences that Americans will suffer should the GOP plan pass.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) June 22, 2017
Mr Rump. Being human IS a pre existing condition. YOU are a pre existing condition and you should be ashamed of yourself. #dumptheT
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) June 22, 2017
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 22, 2017
Senate #Trumpcare bill phases out Medicaid kicking millions off their healthcare while cutting taxes for the wealthy. Not just mean, cruel.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 22, 2017
I love money and all, but if you think your tax cut is worth people dying because they can’t get healthcare, you might be a monster.
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) June 22, 2017
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