Whether you stayed up late to find out the result or checked things out on Twitter Friday morning, you've probably heard that the latest Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare has been defeated after three GOP senators broke ranks in voting. So, how are celebrities responding to the health care bill failure?
With a lot of noise on Twitter. This isn't exactly surprising. After all, had the bill passed, it would have affected millions of people. While the so-called "skinny" repeal wouldn't have completely repealed Obamacare, it would have targeted parts of the Affordable Care Act, including repealing the individual mandate. According to the Congressional Budget Office's projections, the bill would have raised premiums by roughly 20 percent in the next year. The repeal also would have defunded Planned Parenthood.
It's no wonder the bright and beautiful from America's film, television and music scenes were celebrating on social media. While most of the takes praised Senator John McCain for not toeing the party line, others were more guarded, including "Ordinary People" singer John Legend's take on matters, which suggested we shouldn't celebrate politicians for acts of basic human decency and which stressed the importance of remaining politically vigilant.
Shhhh. We are celebrating not taking healthcare away from 22 million people. And the 3 heroes of the Republican Party. Can I get a WOOT? https://t.co/mPPMqjL3pw— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 28, 2017
Thanks to the Senators who voted to kill that stupid, heartless bill. Let's stay vigilant. It's not over.— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 28, 2017
Bill should have lost 95-5. I have a hard time calling the 3 republicans who voted "no" heroes. It was obviously stupid and awful— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 28, 2017
This is like an Aaron Sorkin script. Healthcare for 16,000,000 comes down to a Man who just found out he has brain cancer.— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) July 28, 2017
Thank2John McCain Claire McCaskill&Susan Collins,ACA was not perfect, no bill is, both sides then take it and make it work 4 the people— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) July 28, 2017
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. For not being careless and "loyal". For being prudent. And for fighting. https://t.co/nnOZ8sgEJO— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) July 28, 2017
GOD BLESS JOHN McCAIN🙌🏻— Cher (@cher) July 28, 2017
ALASKA STRONG,LISA MURKOWSKI🙌🏻
OBAMACARE NEEDS CHANGING
NOW DEMS & GOP CAN WORK 2GETHER 2 FIX IT🙏🏻
Great respect to @JohnMccain who put country over party.— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) July 28, 2017
Now to bed.— Marcia Cross (@ReallyMarcia) July 28, 2017
Another loss for the bully.
xo m https://t.co/flya6z5euK
Just personally didn't love having to read the word skinny so many times today— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) July 28, 2017
Don't think the patriarchy exists? Look at how much the coverage is about McCain being decider while Murkowski/Collins were no's from start.— Steve Kazee (@SteveKazee) July 28, 2017
High five bipartisanship!— Brooklyn Decker (@BrooklynDecker) July 28, 2017
McCain just did something awesome. And profound. But it was Murkowski and Collins who've been holding their ground all along. Thank you all.— Chris Lowell (@mrchrislowell) July 28, 2017
"Voting no on skinny" sounds like code for a mob hit— josh groban (@joshgroban) July 28, 2017
Pickle's gonna take this pretty hard in the morning— josh groban (@joshgroban) July 28, 2017
It was an incredibly close vote, so it's no surprise that, just like everyone else, celebrities are completely overwhelmed and ready to talk. So if you've ever wondered what a particular star's politics are when it comes to health care, now is probably a good time to go check their Twitter channel.