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Pelosi Changes Mind, Now Wants to Know What’s in the Bill BEFORE It’s Passed

Pelosi Changes Mind, Now Wants to Know What’s in the Bill BEFORE It’s Passed She likes having her cake and eating it, too. 3.10.2017 Trey Sanchez
Remember back in 2010 when Rep. Nancy Pelosi said about President Obama’s Affordable Care Act: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it?” Well, she doesn’t believe that anymore.
Now that the GOP has introduced a replacement version of Obamacare, Pelosi has a brand new philosophy — one so hypocritical it’s amazing she can live with herself.
Here’s what she wrote to House Speaker Paul Ryan about the new healthcare bill just this week:
The GOP legislation will have life or death consequences for tens of millions of families across America, and extraordinary impacts on state and federal budgets long into the future.
The American people and Members have a right to know the full impact of this legislation before any vote in Committee or by the whole House.
Members must not be asked to vote on this legislation before the CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation have answered the following questions about your legislation in 2018 and 2019, over the 10-year budget window, and in the decade after: How will this bill measure up to the Affordable Care Act and current Medicaid law on coverage, quality, and cost? And how will it impact Medicare solvency?
Mr. Speaker, as a former Chair of both the Committee on Ways and Means and the Budget, you understand the importance of having the numbers as well as anyone. These are critical questions and I hope that Republicans will honor their responsibility to the American people both before the Committees vote and before the final bill goes to the House floor.
The nerve that Nancy Pelosi would throw the words “honor and responsibility to the American people” around when she was the one hiding Obama’s bill from the public and telling us, “let the government handle this.” When in fact, NO ONE in the government had read the bill and no one knew what was in it because they rushed it through on purpose. This is hypocrisy of the highest order.
Suddenly she’s concerned with the life and death consequences for tens of millions of Americans?!

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