Everyone has seen it
by now, but if case you had, uh, bad eyesight,
then I’ve got some bad news about your health care. President Trump celebrating
the House successfully passing the Republicans’ latest plan
to repeal… replace Obamacare. What we have
is something very, very, incredibly well-crafted. How am I doing, am I doing okay?
I’m president. Hey, I’m president.
Can you believe it, right? -Yeah.
-(audience groaning, booing) Even… even Donald Trump
can’t believe he’s president. I guess he does relate to
the American people after all. You know? I can’t believe
that guy is president. I know, it’s crazy.
It’s so crazy. And today was crazy.
No doubt about it. Because after
seven years of foreplay and with just two votes
to spare, the House Republicans
successfully passed a bill to repeal Obamacare. Which could mean
more than 20 million Americans would no longer
have health insurance. People with preexisting
conditions could see a massive spike
in their premiums. Although the truth is we don’t
know any of this for sure. Why? Because Republicans
passed this bill without an official scoring
of its costs from the CBO. So the true effects of the bill
could be anything. Hell, your baby could
have to do its own C-section from the inside.
You don’t know. And you know what, that’s the problem
with politics these days. Republicans cared less
about the bill’s quality than the optics
of getting a bill passed. And we know that
they didn’t like this bill, because they kept on telling us. It’s not the most perfect bill,
but nothing’s gonna be perfect, so let’s move it forward,
let’s get it to the senate. Is it perfect?
No, it is not. I’ve made my peace saying,
“Okay, it’s the best that we can get out of this
congress at this time.” We think that it’s a-a step
in the right direction. I’ve been working
with my senate colleagues to hopefully improve it
in the senate. Again, I’m just very anxious
to see the senate get to work
on this same project. It’s something that,
uh, we can live with. Oh, something we can live with? That’s a particularly
poor choice of words. Right now there’s someone
with cancer watching that going, “Who the (bleep) is ‘we’?” Because the big difference
between the bill the House passed today
and the one that failed six weeks ago is that
this one is even worse for people
who are most vulnerable. Basically, Republicans said, “Hey, all the poor
and sick people, “what do you need? “All right. Psych.” REPORTER: The current bill
phases out the expansion of Medicaid and allows states
to opt out of the requirement that insurers cover
basic health services like maternity care,
mental health treatment, and even ambulances. Yeah. (chuckles)
How insane is that? Under this bill,
if you live in a red state, ambulances might not be
a basic benefit anymore. Now when you get injured,
you get picked up by a taxi with a bachelorette party
on the roof. That’s all that’s gonna happen.
They’ll be… (whooping) You’ll be like, “Please, I’ve
got to get to the hospital.” “Yeah, but, first,
can we stop by McDonald’s? I think I’m gonna throw…”
(retching) And, you know what, it gets
even worse, because, right now, Obamacare doesn’t let insurers
raise rates for people
with preexisting conditions. But with this bill,
their rates could go way up. And if people can’t afford
those higher rates, they get thrown into something
called a high-risk pool, which sounds less
like an insurance plan and more like something
you’d find in Charlie Sheen’s backyard. And now, and now,
Republicans will tell you that they’ll subsidize
these high-risk pools enough so that everyone in them
can afford health care. The only problem is math. The GOP bill calls
for $8 billion over five years to fund these high-risk pools. The $8 billion is essentially
a drop in the bucket. REPORTER: We’re looking at a
graphic there of the $8 billion that caused a lot of
the Republicans who were noes to turn to yes. And you see
that that still leaves a huge shortfall
of about $192 billion. Yeah. I’m just gonna put it out
there. If you’re short by $192 billion, just say you don’t have
the money, right? That’s not being short.
You can’t be like, “Oh, hey, man,
I left my wallet at home. “Can you spot me $192 billion? Yeah, I’ll Venmo it.
I’ll Venmo it back.” You can’t be short
by the GDP of Greece. That is not short.
That’s not the money. And, by the way,
I love that this proposal is called the Upton Amendment. They might as well call it
the Kate Upton Amendment, because there’s barely
any coverage. And… and with the two parties
in total disagreement, what would be a good way
to figure out how much of a disaster for the
American people this bill is? Well, I mean, you could ask any
of the organizations that know anything
about health care, old people, or sick people
what they think of it. REPORTER:
The plan has been panned by most major interest groups, including the American
Medical Association, the AARP, and the American
Cancer Society. The American Lung Association,
the Heart Association, the Diabetes Association,
the March of Dimes… The National Rural Health
Association opposed to this bill.
The American Thoracic Society in oppose to this bill. The Academy of Nutrition
and Dietetics. The National Organization
for Rare Disorders and the National Coalition
for Women and… with Heart Disease. Almost every group
is against this bill. The American Cancer Society,
the AMA, the AARP, the AA,
double batteries, AAA, Triple H, H&M, and Preparation H. And they know a pain in the ass
when they see one. You know, there are many people who are gonna be mad
about what happened today. And one group that should be
more pissed off than any other is Trump voters. Because we all remember what we heard from Trump
during the campaign. TRUMP: And when you’re a star,
they let you do it. -You can do anything.
-BILLY BUSH: Whatever you want. TRUMP:
Grab ’em by the pussy. No. No, no. No, no, sorry.
No, not that one. The stuff about health care. Everybody’s got to be covered. Everybody’s gonna be
taken care of much better than
they’re taken care of now. We’re gonna have great plans. They’re gonna be much less
expensive and… Preexisting conditions
are in the bill, and I mandate it,
I said it has to be. You’ll get your doctor, you’ll get everything
that you want to get. It’ll be unbelievable. Yeah, Donald Trump is right. What happened today
was (bleep) unbelievable.