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Democrats use bus tour to criticize GOP health care vote



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Added 08-12-17 04:03:02am EST - “Democrats used a bus emblazoned with the words "Drive for our Lives" to gin up opposition to vulnerable House Republicans who voted against "Obamacare" with the aim of upending the GOP's majority in next year's midterm elections.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Democrats use bus tour to criticize GOP health care vote”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Democrats used a bus emblazoned with the words “Drive for our Lives” to gin up opposition to vulnerable House Republicans who voted against “Obamacare” with the aim of upending the GOP’s majority in next year’s midterm elections.

The vote to repeal and replace the Obama health care law looms large for 21 GOP lawmakers, including Iowa Reps. David Young and Rod Blum. They represent competitive congressional districts where Democrat Hillary Clinton won or came close in last year’s presidential election.

The collapse of the yearslong Republican quest to dismantle Obamacare has been a bitter pill for House Republicans who voted for the legislation in May only to see the drive fall apart recently in the Senate when the GOP failed to muster enough votes.

Now all that some lawmakers have to show for the politically tough vote is the word “mean” - President Donald Trump’s description of legislation that would have made deep cuts in Medicaid, allowed states to opt out of coverage for essential benefits and knocked 23 million Americans off insurance.

The bus motored into Iowa on Friday, stopping in Cedar Rapids, the largest city in Blum’s eastern Iowa district.

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