Hillary Clinton once again slammed the Republican-controlled Congress for ignoring critical legislation that impacts the lives of American families. She also condemned the GOP for passing a tax legislation that benefits the wealthy.
In a series of post on Twitter, the former Democratic presidential nominee expressed his frustration towards Republicans because of their inaction to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The funding for the program expired on September 30.
Mrs, Clinton tweeted, “There’s a lot to be frustrated by right now, to say the least. Here’s something that we should be able to fix.”
CHIP provides health coverage for low-income children through the Medicaid and separate programs. The federal government and states provides funding for CHIP, which covered almost nine million children last year.
Since October, Mrs. Clinton has been pushing the Congress to reauthorize the funding for CHIP. At the time, she reminded that in the 1990s Republicans and Democrats worked together to pass CHIP. She also emphasized, “The test of any society is how it treats its children. We cannot allow millions of kids to basic health care.”
Last month, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch said the Senate is having problem reauthorizing CHIP because there is no more money. Watch the video below.
Today, Mrs. Clinton also criticized the GOP’s plan to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
“It gets worse. During the campaign I warned that the Rs would come after social security, Medicare, & Medicaid & now they are. Imagine buying a Rolex & paying for it with money you saved to take care of your kids. That’s what Congress is doing w/your tax dollars,” she said.
Yesterday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said they will focus on entitlement reform next year. He said, “We’re going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform, which is how you tackle the debt and the deficit… Frankly, it’s the health care entitlements that are the big drivers of our debt, so we spend more time on the health care entitlements — because that’s really where the problem lies, fiscally speaking.”