Sen. Sherrod Brown Decries GOP Healthcare Bill | AM Joy | MSNBC

Sen. Sherrod Brown Decries GOP Healthcare Bill | AM Joy | MSNBC


>>>IT’S INTERESTING.
I’VE ONLY BEEN HERE FIVE MONTHS. PEOPLE SAY WHAT WHERE’S THE
HEALTH CARE? I’VE DONE IN FIVE MONTHS WHAT
OTHER PEOPLE HAVEN’T DONE IN YEARS AND PEOPLE HAVE WORKED ON
HEALTH CARE FOR MANY YEARS. IT’S A VERY COMPLICATED
SITUATION FROM THE STANDPOINT YOU DO SOMETHING THAT’S GOOD FOR
ONE GROUP BUT BAD FOR ANOTHER. >>GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO
“A.M. JOY.” FIVE MONTHS INTO DONALD TRUMP’S
TERM, REPUBLICANS ARE CLOSER THAN EVER TO REPEALING THE
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH
McCONNELL PLANS TO BRING HIS BILL, CALIFORNIAED IN SECRET BY
A HANDFUL OF SENATE MEN, AND REVEAL TO THE REST OF US ONLY
LAST THURSDAY, TO A VOTE BY THE END OF THIS COMING WEEK.
BUT IT’S NOT YET CLEAR IF IT HAS ENOUGH SUPPORT TO PASS.
SO FAR FIVE GOP SENATORS HAVE COME OUT AGAINST THE BILL AS IT
IS NOW, FOUR BECAUSE IT DOESN’T GO FAR ENOUGH IN ROLLING BACK
OBAMACARE AND ONE BECAUSE IT GOES TOO FAR.
NOW, JUST SO THAT YOU’RE PREPARED, KNOW THAT WASHINGTON
AND THE MEDIA ARE GOING TO SPEND MUCH OF THE NEXT WEEK OBSESSING
OVER PROCESS, WLOEFR THESE FIVE SENATORS WILL COME AROUND TO
HELP GIVE DONALD TRUMP HIS FIRST MAJOR LEGISLATIVE WIN.
SO IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WHILE THIS IS GOING ON THAT WE PUT
THIS UPS PREDENTED RUSH TO PASS A BILL WITH NO HEARINGS, NONE,
AND LITERALLY WITHIN A FEW WEEKS INTO SOME PERSPECTIVE.
THE DEBATE THAT SENATE REPUBLICANS ARE HAVING IS NOTOT
ABOUT HEALTH CARE, NOT ABOUT HEALTH CARE AT ALL.
YOU HEARD THAT YESTERDAY ON THIS SHOW WHEN WE TALKED TO A
REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN NOT ABOUT HEALTH CARE BUT ABOUT TAXES.
THAT’S BECAUSE THIS BILL, BOTH THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE
VERSIONS, IS ABOUT ONE THING — HOW MUCH THE SAFETY NET CAN BE
GUTTED IN ORDER TO PROVIDE MASSIVE TAX CUTS FOR THE RICHEST
PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY. SOME OF THE MORE HONEST
REPUBLICANS ARE ACTUALLY KIND OF ADMITTING IT.
AT THE SAME TIME THAT THIS BILL SLASHES FUNDING FOR MEDICAID, A
PROGRAM THAT COVERS 1 IN 5 AMERICANS, INCLUDING 3 IN 5
DISABLED CHILDREN, IT CUTS A TRILLION DOLLARS IN TAXES WITH
TWO-FIFTHS GOING TO THE WEALTHIEST 1%.
2 OUT OF EVERY 5 DOLLARS. REPUBLICANS KNOW THAT.
IT’S THEIR BILL. AND PRESUMABLY THE WHITE HOUSE
KNOWS IT TOO. INCLUDING THE FACT THAT
AMERICANS HATE THIS BILL. WHICH MAY BE WHY THIS WEEK WE
WERE TREATED TO AN INCREASINGLY RARE SEAN SPICER SOUND BITE.
AUDIO ONLY PER THE NEW RULES. IN WHICH HE GAVE THIS SALES
PITCH. >>HE’S TALKED ABOUT HAVING
HEART AND HE LIKES A LOT OF THE REFORMS THAT HAVE BEEN IN THERE.
HE’S COMMITTED TO MAKING SURE THAT NO ONE WHO CURRENTLY IS IN
THE MEDICAID PROGRAM IS AFFECTED IN ANY WAY, WHICH IS REFLECTED
IN THE SENATE BILL, AND HE’S PLEASED WITH THAT.
>>JOINING ME NOW IS SENATOR SHERROD BROWN, DEMOCRAT FROM
OHIO. THANKS FOR BEING HERE.
LET’S START SORT OF BIG PICTURE THEN ZOOM IN MORE ON YOUR STATE
OF OHIO. MEDICAID COVERS 20% OF ALL
AMERICANS. IT COVERS 49% OF ALL BIRTHS.
IT COVERS 60% OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES AND 64% OF NURSING
HOME RESIDENTS. HOW ARE YOUR COLLEAGUES ON THE
OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE JUSTIFYING GIVING TAX CUTS TO
THE RICH IN EXCHANGE FOR HURTING THOSE PEOPLE?
>>WELL, THEY DEFLECT ATTENTION FROM THAT.
THAT’S WHY YOUR OPEN WAS SO IMPORTANT THAT YOU POINT OUT
THAT THIS IS PRIMARILY A TAX BILL, A TAX BILL SHOULD BE GOING
THROUGH THE PROCESS AS A TAX BILL, NOT AS A HEALTH CARE BILL.
ONE THING — THE ONLY THING YOU LEFT OUT, JOY, IS THAT THOSE
MEETINGS OF THE ALL WHITE MALE SENATORS IN McKONL’S OFFICE, THE
PEOPLE YOU LEFT OUT WERE THE INSURANCE COMPANY LOBBYISTS AND
THE DRUG COMPANY LOBBYISTS AND THE MEDICAL DEVICE LOBBYISTS.
SO WHILE YOU SAY 2 OUT OF 5 ARE TAX CUTS FOR THE RICHEST 1%,
TRUE, THERE’S HUGE TAX CUTS FOR THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY TOO.
THAT’S WHY THOSE DRUG COMPANY AND INSURANCE COMPANY AND
MEDICAL DEVICE LOBBYISTS WERE IN THERE WRITING THE BILL TOO.
YOU START WITH THAT. I DON’T KNOW HOW THEY JUSTIFY
DOING THIS, A HUGE TAX CUT, A HUGE WEALTH TRANSFER FROM MIDDLE
CLASS, WORKING CLASS, WORKING POOR TO THE WEALTHIEST PEOPLE IN
THE COUNTRY AS IF THE CHASM IS NOT BIG ENOUGH IN THE UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA ANYWAY. >>WELL, I THINK IT’S BEEN
DIFFICULT, YOU KNOW, TO GET REPUBLICANS TO COME ON AND
JUSTIFY. WE HAD ONE COME ON YESTERDAY
THAT PRETTY MUCH ADMITTED HE WANTS TO MAKE SURE THE TAXPAYERS
IN HIS DISTRICT DON’T PAY FOR MEDICAID BECAUSE HE THINKS IT’S
UNFAIR. SO I THINK HE’S BEING HONEST
ABOUT IT. BUT LET’S STOOM IN A LITTLE BIT.
THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC, WHICH IS ACUTE IN THE STATE OF OHIO.
MEDICAID ACCOUNTS FOR, ACCORDING TO THE STATISTICS, 24% OF ALL
OPIOID ADDICTION TREATMENT PRESCRIPTIONS NATIONWIDE.
1.2 MILLION PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN COVERED BY THE EXPANSION OF
MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE ISSUES.
OHIO HAPPENS TO LEAD THE STATES IN FATAL OPIOID OVERDOSES.
4,149 OHIOANS DIED FROM OVERDOSES IN 2016, UP 36%.
I WANT TO LET YOU LISTEN TO YOUR FELLOW SENATOR, ROB PORTMAN,
TALKING BEFORE THE BILL’S LEASE ABOUT HIS CONCERNS ABOUT THE
MEDICAID EXPANSION BEING ROLLED BACK AND HOW THAT MIGHT IMPACT
THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC. >>MY CONCERN IS THAT SOME
PEOPLE ARE GETTING TREATMENT CURRENTLY UNDER EXPANDED
MEDICAID IN PARTICULAR, WHICH IS THE CHANGE IN THE AFFORDABLE
CARE ACT, MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO GET THAT TREATMENT.
WE’VE MADE SOME PROGRESS BUT WE’RE NOT THERE YET.
>>WOULD YOU VOTE FOR SOMETHING THAT TAKES THAT AWAY?
>>SO, SENATOR BROWN, HE DID NOT ANSWER WHETHER OR NOT HE’D VOTE
FOR THE BILL. DO YOU HAPPEN TO KNOW IF HE
WILL? >>I OBVIOUSLY DON’T SPEAK FOR
HIM. OUR RELATIONSHIP IS GOOD.
WE FUNDAMENTALLY DISAGREE ON ROLLBACK OF MEDICAID.
I’M WITH GOVERNOR KASICH ON THIS, A REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR IN
OHIO, WHO EXPANDED UNDER THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT WE GAVE HIM
THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND MEDICAID, HE DID, TO 700,000
PEOPLE. THE KEY NUMBER IN OHIO AND IT
SHOWS THE HEARTBREAK IN HOW SAD THIS IS AND WHAT A PUBLIC HEALTH
CHALLENGE IT IS, 200,000 PEOPLE RIGHT NOW IN OHIO, 200,000
PEOPLE IN MY STATE ALONE ARE GETTING OPIOID TREATMENT BUT A
THEY HAVE INSURANCE FROM THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.
WHAT REPUBLICANS ARE GOING DO IS PUT A LITTLE POT OF MONEY IN
THIS BILL, SCALE BACK MEDICAID, THROWING THOSE PEOPLE OFF
MEDICAID, THEY’RE GOING TO PUT SOME DOLLARS, A POT OF MONEY AND
SAY THAT’S TO TAKE CARE OF OPIOID ADDICTION TREATMENT.
BUT YOU DON’T TREAT IT WITH A GRANT.
YOU WOULDN’T CUT CANCER TREATMENT AND SAY WE’LL GIVE YOU
A FEDERAL GRANT TO DO CANCER TREATMENT.
YOU WANT TO INSURE PEOPLE SO THEY CAN GET EVERYTHING FROM
EDUCATION TO PREVENTION TO COUNSELING TO
MEDICATION-ASSISTED THERAPY. IT NEEDS TO BE A COMPREHENSIVE
HEALTH CARE PROGRAM FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL MEDICAID BENEFICIARY
AND THAT’S WHAT MEDICAID DOES. A GRANT LIKE THIS WILL DO
NOTHING. I’M HOPEFUL THAT SENATOR PORTMAN
AND CAPITOE IN WEST VIRGINIA, THEY STICK WITH THE MEDICAID WAY
OF DOING IT BECAUSE IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO ADDRESS THIS PUBLIC
HEALTH CRISIS. >>YESTERDAY A REPUBLICAN ON
WHO’S BEEN WORKING ON THESE HEALTH CARE ISSUES A LONG TIME,
USED TO WORK WITH MITT ROMNEY, HE’S CALLED THIS BILL IF IT
PASSES A POSITIVE REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE BECAUSE IN HIS VIEW
REPLACING MEDICAID AND MEDICAID EXPANSION WITH REFUNDABLE AXE
TAX CREDITS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE 125% OF THE POVERTY RATE, GIVING
THEM REFUNDABLE TAX CELTS IS A BETTER WAY FOR THEM TO ACCESS
HEALTH CARE. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT?
>>IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE SOMEBODY IS DEFLECTING THE WHOLE ISSUE
THAT THIS IS A MAJOR TAX CUT FOR THE 1% AND FOR THE MAJOR
INSURANCE, DRUG COMPANY, MEDICAL DEVICE COMPANIES.
TAKING MONEY FROM WORKING CLASS, THE WORKING POOR AND
TRANSFERRING IT TO THE VERY WEALTHY AND DRESSING IT UP IN
SOME KIND OF NICER PACKAGE. AND IN THE END, IN THE END IT’S
ABSOLUTELY A WEALTH TRANSFER. IT ATTACKS THE PEOPLE WHO ARE
UNDER THE MOST DURESS IN THEIR LIVES, WHETHER IT’S OPIOID
TREATMENT OR WHETHER IT’S CANCER TREATMENT.
KEEP IN MIND, JOY, MOST OF THESE PEOPLE THAT ARE GETTING
ASSISTANCE UNDER MEDICAID EXPANSION ARE PEOPLE THAT HAVE
JOBS. THEY JUST DON’T HAVE THE
BENEFITS THAT YOU DO AT MSNBC, THE HEALTH BENEFITS, OR I DO A
MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE.
WHAT’S PARTICULARLY MORALLY REPREHENSIBLE ABOUT THIS, YOU’VE
GOT 250 OR 300 MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE WHO HAVE
TAXPAYER FINANCED INSURANCE PAID FOR BY TAXPAYERS, TAKING
INSURANCE AWAY FROM SO MANY OTHERS SO THEY CAN GIVE THE
WEALTHIEST PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY A TAX CUT.
THAT’S WHAT’S SO REPREHENSIBLE. I ASKED PEOPLE TO GO TO
SHERRODBROWN.COM, SIGN OUR PETITION TO FIGHT AGAINST THIS
IN THESE LAST THREE DAYS. IT’S GOING TO BE A CLOSE VOTE
AND EVERYBODY NEEDS TO WEIGH IN ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH THEIR
HOUSE MEMBERS AND SENATORS. >>SENATOR SHERROD BROWN, THANK
YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING.
>>THANK YOU, JOY. >>MICHELLE BERNARD, COLUMNIST
AT ROLL CALL, JENNIFER RUBIN, OPINION WRITER AT “THE
WASHINGTON POST,” AND MICHAEL STEELE, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE
RNC. MICHELLE, ASKING FOR PEOPLE TO
CALL IN AND WAGE THIS LAST-MINUTE BATTLE.
THIS VOTE COULD COME THURSDAY. DESPITE ALL WE KNOW ABOUT IT, DO
YOU EXPECT IT TO PASS? >>YOU KNOW WHAT, I CAN’T EVEN
TELL YOU. I JUST DON’T KNOW.
IT FEELS LIKE IT’S NOT GOING TO PASS.
I HOPE PEOPLE WILL CALL IN AND GO INTO HIS WEBSITE THE WAY HE
ASKED. FROM A HUMANITARIAN PERSPECTIVE,
THE ARGUMENT THAT WE’RE HAVING ABOUT OPIOID USE AND HOW TO
TREAT IT IS IMPORTANT FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF AN
AFRICAN-AMERICAN, I HAVE TO TELL YOU I’M READING ALL THE
ARTICLES, I’M WATCHING THE ARGUMENTS.
I JUST LISTENED TO SHERROD BROWN.
HE USED THE WORD SAD, HEARTBREAK.
THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE SAID WE CAN’T ARREST OUR WAY OUT
OF THIS PROBLEM. I’M HOPING AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN
PARTICULAR ARE PAYING ATTENTION BUT A THE HEALTH DISPARITIES ARE
AMAZINGLY EMBARRASSING, YOU KNOW?
I READ SOMEWHERE THAT HOYER WIN USE AMONG WHITES INCREASED 114%
BETWEEN 2002 AND 2013, DEATHS 286%.
NO SUCH DISCUSSIONS WHEN BLACK FAMILIES ARE BEING RAVAGED BY
CRACK. THE WAY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT
RESPONDED TO THE CRACK EPIDEMIC WAS NOT TREATMENT, IT WAS NOT A
BILL, IT WAS NOT ANY KIND OF BILL OR DISCUSSION ABOUT SADNESS
AND HEARTBREAK. IT WAS MINIMUM SENTENCES, HOW
MANY PEOPLE CAN WE INCARCERATE. IT STARTED THE SCHOOL TO PRISON
PIPELINE. WE NEED TO HAVE OUR VOICES HEARD
AND DEMAND THAT NOT ONLY DOES IT NOT PASS BUT THAT PEOPLE FOCUS
ON HEALTH DISPARITIES SO THAT COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, WOMEN AND
THE MOST VULNERABLE, ARE NOT CONSTANTLY TRAMPED UPON.
>>IT IS INTERESTING, MICHAEL STEELE, YOU HAVE AT THE SAME
TIME THAT WE ARE HAVING THIS, YOU KNOW, REALLY I THINK
IMPORTANT DISCUSSION ABOUT OPIOID ADDICTION AND WHAT TO DO
ABOUT IT, YOU HAVE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYING WE’RE GOING TO
ARREST MORE PEOPLE. TO MICHELLE’S POINT, INCREASING
THE PIPELINE OF BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE INTO PRISON AT THE SAME
TIME WE’RE TRYING TO HAVE THIS OPIOID ADDICTION CONVERSATION.
IT IS ALSO INTERESTING, MICHAE STEELE, ALL OF THIS DISCUSSION
WE’RE HAVING ABOUT THOSE IMPORTANT ISSUES IS TAKING PLACE
AT THE SAME TIME REPUBLICANS ARE REALLY TRYING TO PASS A TAX CUT
HERE. TOM REID, I GIVE HIM GREAT
CREDIT FOR COMING ON THE SHOW. WE DON’T OFTEN GET REPUBLICAN
MEMBERS TO COME ON THE SHOW. THIS IS TOM REID YESTERDAY
TALKING ABOUT WHAT I THINK IS THE CORE ISSUE IN THIS BILL, NOT
WHAT MICHELLE IS TALKING ABOUT, IT’S TAX CUTS.
>>THERE IS NO DOUBT I BELIEVE IN REDUCING THE AMERICAN TAX
BURDEN AND THAT INCLUDE WHAT WE’VE DONE HERE IN THIS BILL.
AT THE END OF THE DAY, WHO FOOTS THE BILL IS HARDWORKING
AMERICANS WHO ARE PAYING THE COST THOSE TAXES ARE ASSESSED
BACK TO. ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO ALLEVIATE
TAX BURDENS IS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE.
>>MICHAEL STEELE, IT SEEMS THE SUCCESS YOUR PARTY HAS HAD IS
ESSENTIALLY PITTING TAXPAYERS, HOMEOWNERS WHO PAY PROPERTY
TAXES, PEOPLE WHO DON’T LIKE TAXES, AGAINST POOR PEOPLE, OLD
PEOPLE, AND SICK PEOPLE. THAT’S WORKING, RIGHTING?
>>WELL, I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S WORKING.
WE’LL SEE HOW THIS ALL PLAYS OUT IN THE END.
I DO ACCEPT THE GENERAL PREMISE THAT THIS IS ABOUT TAXES.
IT OBVIOUSLY IS. CONGRESSMAN ENGLISH OF
PENNSYLVANIA SAID ESSENTIALLY THIS IS ABOUT GETTING THE TAX
REVENUE ISSUES OFF THE TABLE AND ONE WAY THEY CAN BEGIN DO THAT
IS BY GOING THROUGH THIS BILL THE WAY THEY ARE.
THE PROBLEM I HAVE WITH ALL OF THIS IS TWOFOLD, JOY.
ONE IS THIS IS NOT A VERY SMART LEGISLATION.
IT IS VERY BAD PUBLIC POLICY. AND POLITICALLY IT’S STUPID.
BUT A WHAT YOU’VE DONE NOW IS EXPOSE THE PARTY ON AN ISSUE
THAT THEY THINK WILL BE GONE, THEY THINK THIS TIME NEXT YEAR,
GOING INTO THE FALL ELECTION, THIS WON’T BE AN ISSUE.
TRUST ME, AS A BROTHER WHO BROUGHT THE HEALTH CARE FIGHT TO
NANCY PELOSI IN 2009 AND 2010, THIS WILL BE AN ISSUE FOR
REPUBLICANS IN 2018. BUT A OF THE IMPACT IT’S GOING
TO HAVE ON EVERYBODY. AND SO IT’S NOT ABOUT JUST DOING
HEALTH CARE REFORM. IT’S ABOUT DOING IT RIGHT.
AND ALL THE SENATE HAS TO DO AND ALL THE HOUSE HAS TO DO QUITE
HONESTLY IS JUST TAKE YOUR TIME. DO THE VERY THING THAT YOU CLAIM
DEMOCRATS DIDN’T DO IN 2009 AND 2010.
BRING ALL THE STAKEHOLDERS TO THE TABLE, HAVE THE PUBLIC
HEARINGS, TAKE YOUR TIME AND DO THE BILL IN A WAY THAT WHEN IT’S
SAID AND DONE YOU CAN LOOK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN THE EYE, MORE
IMPORTANTLY, THAT MOTHER WHO’S GOTTEN HEALTH CARE FOR HER CHILD
FOR THE FIRST TIME, AMEND SAY YOU’RE PROTECTED, YOU’RE GOING
TO BE OKAY. >>JENNIFER, TO MICHAEL STEELE’S
POINT, ONE OF THE REASONS THE DEMOCRATS SUFFERED TO MUCH IN
2010 IS THEY DID A WHOLE SUMMER OF HEARINGS.
THOSE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE HEARINGS, MOST AMERICANS NEVER
HEARD OF THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE.
THEY WATCHED THESE HEARINGS ALL SUMMER AND REPUBLICANS LED BY
MICHAEL STEELE WERE ABLE TO MAKE HAY OUT OF IT AND MAKE THE
DEMOCRATS PAY FOR TRYING TO EXPAND HEALTH CARE.
NOW YOU HAVE THIS SECRETIVE PROCESS WHERE ESSENTIALLY
REPUBLICANS ARE ADMITTING WE’RE WILLING TO GET RID OF THE
MEDICAID EXPANSION BECAUSE WE WANT TAX CUTS AND THE POLLS SHOW
AMERICANS HATE IT. WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTH CARE,
THIS IS THE MOST RECENT POLL, WHICH PARTY WOULD DO A BETTER
JOB ON HEALTH CARE. 43-26.
EVEN DEMOCRAT WHO IS CAN’T FIGURE OUT HOW TO WIN ELECTIONS,
NECESSARILY, COULD BE ABLE TO MAKE HAY OUT OF THAT.
THIS DOESN’T FEEL LIKE SMART POLITICS BUT IT’S MUCH CRUELLER
PUBLIC POLICY. >>IT’S REAL HI COMPLETELY
INTELLECTUALLY DISHONEST. REMEMBER THE PREMISE WHEN WE
STARTED WAY BACK? IT WAS THAT THE OBAMACARE
EXCHANGES WERE NOT DOING WELL ENOUGH, THAT THEY WERE DYING,
THEY WERE IN A DEATH SPIRAL. PUT OFF TO THE SIDE THAT’S
WHAT’S GOING ON AROUND THE COUNTRY’S NOT TRUE FOR JUST A
MOMENT. WHAT DOES CUTTING MEDICAID AND
GIVING MONEY TO THE VERY RICH HAVE TO DO WITH THAT PROBLEM?
IT’S COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT. SO THE MAJOR PART OF THIS BILL,
WHICH THE REPUBLICANS SEEM TO LOVE, THE CUTTING THE MEDICAID
AND GIVING IT TO THE RICH PEOPLE, IS UNRELATED TO THEIR
ARGUMENT OVER THE LAST SEVEN YEARS THAT OBAMACARE CAN’T BE
FIXED. THEN LET’S SEE WHAT THEY’RE
DOING ON THE OBAMACARE SIDE OF THINGS.
THEY SAID, WELL, WE WILL FIX IT FOR A COUPLE YEARS AND HERE’S
HOW WE’RE GOING TO DO IT, WE’RE GOING TO PUT SOME MONEY IN AND
THEN IT WILL BE GOOD FOR A COUPLE YEARS.
YOU KNOW WHAT, THEY COULD DO THAT FOR MANY YEARS AND THEY
COULD FIX THOSE EXCHANGES. INSTEAD, THEY’RE GIVING TAX CUTS
TO THE VERY RICH. >>AT LEAST IN SOME CASES
ADMITTING THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT TO DO.
MICHELLE, GENERAL FEDERAL REGULATORS AND MICHAEL WILL ALL
BE BACK. >>>SYRIA AND NORTH KOREA PUT
DONALD TRUMP’S POLICY TO THE TEST.

19 thoughts on “Sen. Sherrod Brown Decries GOP Healthcare Bill | AM Joy | MSNBC

  1. That's actually true, trump has done in 5 months what no other person has done in 5 months, he managed to screw America, be involved in scandal after scandal, have a crime Family move in, take away healthcare to screw Americans harder than ever, all with the cheers and approvals from his Base, yep!

  2. I'm from Ohio and Portman sucks. His whole campaign was that he was the "only one" fighting the junkie epidemic yet he voted against needle exchanges and instead puts all the money into law enforcement. Follow the money. they're full of bs.

  3. I so appreciate Senator Brown! He is one of our genuine representatives. He does not take large/corporate donations.
    Hardworking, dedicated to the best interests of our People, nation and the greater good of the world. Senator Brown
    is one of our reps being targeted by the corporatists because they want to keep their undue, destructive advantage.

  4. $600 BILLION in Tax Cuts to the Richest 5%….$300 BILLION in Tax Cuts to the Insurance/Pharma Companies….ALL PAID FOR on the backs of the Middle Class and Poor…..TRULY APPALLING!!! If it wasn't really happening I'd have said that NOBODY in their right minds would have the GREED and AUDACITY to propose such a SCAM!!!

  5. So aren't the doctors and big pharma involved in creating this opyoid epidemic? Why aren't we addressing the real problem …..our medical system and big pharma which owns our legislators.

  6. You are forgetting this is what the Republican voter wants and It makes their hearts glad to blame the poor that is what the Fox political news has trained them for.

  7. With all due respect to the African-American woman who spoke – opioid addiction is WAY different than the crack epidemic.People were not overdosing on crack like they are on heroin. Heroin addiction is severely physically addictive. Crack addiction is not. So, it is not smart to compare the two. She obviously is lacking in knowledge of chemical dependency.

  8. Joy, why do you hate Bernie Sanders so much when he is the only politician who actually want to help poor people? Could it be because your bosses want you to uphold a false narrative and you are so attached to your obscenely large paycheck that you are willing to sell poor people down the river?

  9. I agree with these journalists. the opioid epidemic is a black problem, and a women problem. They say it is disproportionately hurting them. All issues, in fact, revolve around black Americans and women, and only them.

  10. {{{O-H}}} {{{I-O}}} SHERROD BROWN HAS GOT-TO-GO!!! {{{O-H}}} {{{I-O}}} SHERROD BROWN HAS GOT-TO-GO!!! {{{O-H}}} {{{I-O}}} SHERROD BROWN HAS GOT-TO-GO!!! {{{O-H}}} {{{I-O}}} SHERROD BROWN HAS GOT-TO-GO!!!

  11. https://www.change.org/p/brenie-sandres-solving-our-country-s-biggest-financial-problem?recruiter=2813242&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_for_starters_page

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