- Chris Keane/Reuters
Hillary Clinton fired back at the official Republican Party Twitter account after it asked for her healthcare plan on Wednesday.
The Republican National Committee’s Twitter account went after Democrats on Wednesday with a string of clips featuring Democratic political figures acknowledging faults with the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare law better known as Obamacare.
Each tweet claimed Democrats had no healthcare alternative and asked the politicians – such as Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, as well as former President Bill Clinton – for their plans to fix the ACA.
One of the tweets featured a clip of Hillary Clinton speaking at a 2016 campaign event about the ACA.
“‘We’ve got to fix what’s broken.’ Where’s your plan, @HillaryClinton?” the RNC tweeted.
In reply, Clinton linked to a page from her 2016 campaign website with details on plans designed to expand insurance coverage, bring down drug prices, combat rising insurance premiums, and more.
“Right here. Includes radical provisions like how not to kick 23 mil ppl off their coverage. Feel free to run w/ it,” Clinton tweeted along with the link.
According to an estimate by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the House GOP Obamacare replacement – the American Health Care Act – would result in 23 million people losing insurance in 2026 compared with the baseline under Obamacare.
And the Senate version of the bill has been stalled because of a disagreement between the moderate and conservative members of the GOP conference. That bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, would leave 22 million more people without insurance by 2026, the CBO estimated.