Colbert mocks House Republicans after American Health Care Act passes
Friday - 05/05/2017 18:47
Stephen Colbert took House Republicans to task Thursday on 'The Late Show' for passing legislation to replace Obamacare.
"So they did it!" Colbert said. "'Obamacare is finally officially dead,' is something they can say once the bill goes to the Senate, then gets out of committee, is debated on the floor, where amendments can be added, then the Senate votes on their bill, which is sent to conference committee, where the difference between the two bills are ironed out, then voted on in the House and Senate again, then sent to the White House for the president to sign. Which is why Republicans were chanting, 'We're number one...third of the way through a very complex process!'"
Earlier in the day, the House of Representatives voted on the American Health Care Act. The legislation calls for providing refundable tax credits based on a person's age and income. It allows states to waive some protections for those with pre-existing conditions, while letting insurers charge higher rates to older consumers and levy a 30% surcharge on the premiums of those who let their coverage lapse.