Celebs React To The Health Care Bill Failure With Celebratory Words & Calls To Stay Vigilant
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 While the so-called "skinny" repeal wouldn't have completely repealed Obamacare, it would have targeted parts of the Affordable Care Act, including repealing the individual mandate.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.
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.