Police remove protesters at Senate healthcare hearing

Protesters interrupted the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the latest Republican effort, which is spearheaded by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, to repeal and replace Obamacare on Monday. Protesters chanted, "No cuts to Medicaid! Save our liberty!" while police removed them, many in wheelchairs.


Protesters interrupt the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the latest Republican effort, which is spearheaded by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, to repeal and replace Obamacare on Monday.

Protesters chanted, "No cuts to Medicaid! Save our liberty!" at the very beginning of the hearing. Police removed the protesters.

The new bill would take federal money spent on the Medicaid program for the poor and disabled, as well as subsidies to help Americans buy private insurance, and divvy it up to the states in block grants. Advocates say that would give states more discretion to manage their own healthcare schemes.

Opponents fear undoing Obamacare will mean millions lose healthcare, including some with pre-existing medical conditions.



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