"Today Was a Victory": Hillary Clinton Speaks About the Failure of the GOP's Health Care Bill

After the American Health Care Act, the GOP's proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), failed due to lack of House support, former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was one of many who rejoiced. She took to Twitter to say that the inability of Congress to pass the American Health Care Act was a victory for those Americans who believe health care is a human right.

"Today was a victory for the 24,000,000 people at risk of losing their health insurance, for seniors, for families battling the quiet epidemic of addiction, for new moms and women everywhere," Clinton wrote. "Most of all, it's a victory for anyone who believes affordable health care is a human right. We cannot forget: This victory happened because people in every corner of our country committed their time and energy to calling their representatives, showing up at town hall meetings, and making their voices heard. The fight isn't over yet — we will have to push back on future bad ideas and embrace good ones to make health care more affordable — but we are reminded today that there is no substitute for standing up and defending our values."

In a couple of powerful follow-up posts, she highlighted specific individuals who would have negatively been affected by the American Health Care Act if it had passed.

Clinton concluded her virtual victory dance with a final tweet containing an important reminder: "Let's not be distracted. Let's continue to stand up, organize, resist, put forth good ideas to improve the existing system & peoples' lives."

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