How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 24, 2017,
Jun 24, 2017, 5:30
Police removed several protesters, including some with disabilities, from demonstrating in the hallway outside McConnell's personal office in the Russell Senate Office Building.
Representatives said they were gathered for what they called a "die-in" to protest the cutbacks in federal support for Medicaid.
"The Senate proposal cuts off Medicaid expansion more gradually than the House bill, but would enact deeper long-term cuts to the health-care program for low-income Americans", reported the Washington Post late Wednesday. One of the organizers for ADAPT, Bruce Darling, said that the planned cuts to Medicaid would result in diminished medical care access and fewer services for both #disabled people and elderly people.
Video showed Capitol Police officers carrying out protesters as they chanted "no cuts to Medicaid, save our liberty". Dem gov nominee Sanders: I hope McConnell listened to protesters outside his office MORE (I-Vt.) tweeted Thursday that he hoped Sen.
Numerous protesters got out of their wheelchairs and blocked the hallway - an unlawful act, the Capitol Police noted.
Alison Barkoff - director of advocacy for the Center for Public Representation - helped organize the protest.
- Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) June 22, 2017Blood on the floor outside of Leader Mcconnell's office as protestors are physically being removed.
The 15 men and 28 women are charged with crowding, obstructing and incommoding, Malecki said.
One of the protesters who was arrested, Mike Oxford, told CNN that the police acted professionally and used accessible paddy wagons with wheelchair lifts to transport the protesters with mobility disabilities.