This is outrageous. Just days before ramming through massive tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Orrin Hatch claimed "we don’t have money anymore" to provide health care for children.
Since September, Republicans in Congress have refused to reauthorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, which provides coverage for 9 million kids. The cost of the program is roughly $15 billion a year. By contrast, the Trump-Republican tax plan will cost the country $1.5 trillion.
This is what we've come to: Trump and Republicans in Congress are willing to deprive children health care to enrich their wealthy donors. Have they absolutely no shame?