Democratic Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse blasted the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill on CNN’s “New Day” Thursday, but admitted he’s never read it.
“I’ve seen reviews of it. I haven’t read the language of it,” Whitehouse said after slamming the bill as “really unfair.”
Whitehouse then explained why he feels Republican Sen. Cassidy is being “factually misleading” in his representation of the bill.
“For starters, you don’t protect pre-existing conditions when you allow states to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions, which this bill does,” Whitehouse told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota. “Second, [Cassidy] focuses only on the states that get money under his bill, not the ones like my state that have that money taken from them to give to the other states.”
“It’s basically a raid on blue states and states that adopted the Medicaid expansion, to take money to those states. So it’s really unfair just to pick out those states and say that you’re winning,” Whitehouse added.