Remember this scene from Michael Moore’s documentary movie, Fahrenheit 9/11? Congressman John Conyers explains to Michael Moore that Congress doesn’t read bills. And guess what? They still don’t now!
The American Health Care Act, last estimated to increase the number of uninsured in the U.S. by 24 million people, was rushed through the House of Representatives on Thursday. It passed by only four votes.
It was rushed through so quickly, in fact, that some members of Congress didn’t even read the full bill, which was amended as late as Wednesday night. Two Republican representatives who voted for the legislation without reading the whole thing were Chris Collins of New York and Thomas Garrett of Virginia.
When asked Thursday by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer whether he was aware that the bill cut a health program that served 635,000 in New York State, Collins saidthat while he had not read the bill himself, “I can also assure you my staff did. We have to rely on our staff.”