Watch GOP Senators Discuss What Is Next For Health Care Bill

A vote on Thursday from the House of Representatives passed a bill that could potentially take healthcare away from 24 million Americans. The Senate will decide what is next.

May 07, 2017

In the clip above, Republican representative Labrador of Idaho tells a room of his constituents that "Nobody dies because they don't have access to healthcare."


Rep. Labrador was then met with a room full of boos.

The moment seems to be a microcosm of the events that have occurred over the last week: Republican politicians insisting that their latest health care bill, which in it's current form lists rape as a pre-existing condition among hundreds of other things, will be good for their constituents, and Americans who fear losing their healthcare fervently disagreeing with those politicians. In the first clip below, you can see Dr. Atul Gawande, a cancer surgeon, explaining his fears about the healthcare bill as it stands on This Week.

However, GOP senator Susan Collins, who is not part of the all-male Senate working group that plans on redrafting the bill before it is put before the Senate floor, says that "We are going to draft our own bill and we are going to take the time to do it right."

"Speaker Ryan today said the he hopes that the Senate can improve the bill," Collins continued. "I think we will do so, and I think will that we will come up with a whole new fresh approach, that solves the legitimate flaws that exist within the ACA."

You can watch clips of the interviews with Dr. Gawande and Sen. Collins below, as well as Paul Ryan being challenged by George Stephanopoulos about the bill's Congressional Budget Score.

Watch GOP Senators Discuss What Is Next For Health Care Bill