Kim Bellware, Huffington Post
Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) issued a harsh rebuke of the GOP-led effort on Wednesday during his opening statements at the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s hearing on legislation to repeal and replace the ACA.
Kennedy singled out a comment House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made a day earlier, in which he called the GOP’s repeal effort “an act of mercy.”
“There is no mercy in a system that makes health care a luxury … This is not an act of mercy; this is an act of malice,” Kennedy said Wednesday.