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Bernie Sanders slams the Senate health bill as 'the most harmful piece of legislation I've seen in my lifetime'

Senate Republicans finally unveiled their health-care bill Thursday, titled the "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017." The bill had been drafted in an insular, closed-door process by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), to the point where even many Republican senators expressed frustration over the secrecy.

Democrats were quick to condemn the bill, which mirrors much of the legislation that passed the House early last month, promising to end the individual mandate installed by the Affordable Care Act, phase out Medicaid expansion, and allow states to apply for waivers from insurance regulations designed to protect the poor and the sick. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was not impressed:

The bill is "disastrous," Sanders continued, and Democrats must "rally millions of Americans" against it to ensure it does not pass the Senate. You can read more about the bill here.