Is McCain’s health-care vote revenge for losing to Obama?
Written by Solomon Jones on July 26, 2017
There was a time I respected John McCain. After all, he was a patriot — a hero who had endured torture in the service of his country. But now, with his vote to set in motion a process that will cause millions of Americans to lose their health care, McCain has betrayed the most vulnerable among us, and he has done so in spectacular fashion.
Thanks to McCain’s vote, at least 22 million Americans could lose their health insurance over the next decade, according the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s score of the last iteration of the GOP’s health-care legislation.
Though McCain says he can’t support the bill in its current form, I don’t see a scenario that won’t result in millions losing insurance. That’s what makes the vote unforgivable.