Editorial Boards Across U.S. Detail Dangers of Republican Bill to Strip Families of Health Care

Editorial boards across the country are calling out the Senate’s dangerous health care bill for what it is – a giant tax cut for the rich that strips access to quality and affordable coverage away from millions of Americans. From women and children, to middle class families and rural Americans, to veterans and the elderly, there is no question that this bill will hurt people from nearly every corner of the country except for the wealthiest Americans and corporations. While Americans see their deductibles and co-pays go up and their access to essential health benefit services like maternity care, substance abuse treatment, and mental health care disappear, the ultra-wealthy will rake in billions in tax breaks.

The bill, crafted behind closed doors under a shroud of secrecy, is a far-cry from the Donald Trump’s promise to put “America First.”


Read on to see what editorial boards across the country have to say about the heartless Senate health care bill:


Baltimore Sun: “New GOP health care bill is just as bad as the old one”


Boston Herald: “It’s gotta have ‘heart’”


Charlotte Observer: “Senate health plan is a little Obamacare with a lot of pain”


Chicago Sun Times: “Senate GOP health care bill hammers Illinois, while Rauner is AWOL”


Cleveland Plain Dealer: “Sen. Rob. Portman must vote ‘no’ on deeply flawed Senate health carebill”


Connecticut Post: “Senate health care plan short on care”


Denver Post: “Sen. Cory Gardner should demand more transparency on health care bill”


Kathy Wood Dobbins for the Tennessean: “Funding cuts will devastate community health centers”


Las Vegas Review Journal: “Senate Republicans walking fine line with health care proposal”


Mark Ferland for Concord Monitor: “My Turn: Trumpcare score? Sorry you lose”


Mercury News: “Senate Health Care Bill Is Unconscionable”


New York Times: “The Senate’s Unaffordable Care Act”


Newsday: “Senate Bill A Tax Cut For The Rich Dressed Up As Health Reform”


News-Sentinel: “Whatever Happened To Repeal And Replace?”


North Jersey: “Slow down McConnell’s quick fix”


Philadelphia Inquirer: “Senate Republicans' Trumpcare bill just as bad as the House’s”


Portland Press Herald: “Our View: Sen. Collins should fight Senate health care bill”


Raleigh News & Observer: “Senate GOP health care bill fails America”


Sacramento Bee: “And You Thought Republicans’ Health Care Bill Couldn’t Get Worse”


San Francisco Chronicle: “A Republican juggernaut is on track to demolish Obamacare”


South Bend Tribune: “Our Opinion: Will Indiana's senators show courage, leadership in healthcare debate?”


The Advocate: “Our Views: Bill Cassidy, John Kennedy shouldn't rush health care bill; it's ‘a life and death issue’”


The Des Moines Register: “On health care, Grassley can be a maverick”


The Herald: “Senate GOP Bill More ‘Bitter Pill’ Than ‘Better Care’”


Virginian-Pilot: “No need to rush to replace Obamacare”


Washington Post: “Senate Republicans’ Obamacare Replacement Is Bad For America’s Health”