“Instead of fulfilling their promise to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act, Republicans are going to make America sick again by offering no health care plan to the American people and actually dismantling Medicare, Medicaid as well as the ACA,” the memo reads.
Pelosi and Schumer outlined the new messaging strategy in a memo sent Wednesday to every Democrat on Capitol Hill. The memo provided an eight-point attack on the GOP plan, which Democrats say will exacerbate the opioid epidemic, increase insurance premiums and provide massive tax breaks for millionaires.
“Republicans are ripping health care away from millions of Americans and creating chaos throughout our whole economy,” a top talking point in the memo reads.
“Independent experts say this will take us back to the old days when insurance companies could discriminate against people, like individuals with pre-existing conditions.”
The memo reveals the first elements of a plan to call out Trump’s vow to repeal Obamacare as a violation of his campaign pledge to save Medicare and Medicaid “without cutting it to the bone.”