Though Senate Republicans decided Tuesday to delay a vote on their controversial health plan until after the July 4 recess, Democrats in California are calling on residents to keep up their resistance to the plan.
Gov. Jerry Brown joined Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris for a call with reporters early Tuesday. Brown said the GOP bill's proposed Medicaid cuts, and its rollback of Obamacare's insurance regulations, would be disastrous for millions of Californians.
Feinstein said one in three Californians are covered by Medi-Cal. The loss of funding could put up to 14 million Californians at risk of losing health coverage or critical medical services, she said.
"One of the things we all try not to do is never turn the haves or the have-nots against each other ... and this bill does that," she said.
"This is a bad plan through and through and through, she added. "There aren’t one or two amendments that can fix it. So it’s got to be defeated.”