Nancy Pelosi sent a letter Tuesday to Speaker Paul Ryan demanding to know what is in the American Health Care Act before it passes the house.
Dear Speaker Ryan,
This week, the Committees on Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means will be marking up Republicans’ long-feared bill to dismantle affordable health care. The GOP legislation will have life or death consequences for tens of millions of families across America, and extraordinary impacts on state and federal budgets long into the future.
The American people and Members have a right to know the full impact of this legislation before any vote in Committee or by the whole House.
Members must not be asked to vote on this legislation before the CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation have answered the following questions about your legislation in 2018 and 2019, over the 10-year budget window, and in the decade after: How will this bill measure up to the Affordable Care Act and current Medicaid law on coverage, quality, and cost? And how will it impact Medicare solvency?
This is a stark contrast to when Nancy Pelosi stated back in 2009 that congress needs to pass Obamacare in order for the American people to see what is in it.
There is also a massive difference between what Paul Ryan is doing now and what Nancy Pelosi said back in 2009.Ryan’s presentation yesterday was designed so that Americans could see what was in the bill. Allow me to show you myself what’s in the bill, Ryan was saying, replete with nifty charts and graphs.This is a stark contrast to Nancy Pelosi who back in 2009 was trying to ram Obamacare through committee votes in order to get a quick vote in the House and Senate.