Vermont's two US senators and the Republican governor all say they think the Republican Senate health care proposal would be bad for the state.
On Sunday afternoon, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is scheduled to lead a MoveOn.org rally in Charleston urging GOP senators, like Capito, to vote against the U.S. Senate health care bill.
"Ideally, where we should be going is to join the rest of the industrialized world and guarantee health care to all people as a right", Sanders told CNN. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia - to vote against the Senate bill when it comes to the floor next week.
"If you throw 23 million people off of health insurance, if you cut Medicaid by over $800 billion, there is no question that thousands of Americans will die", he warned.
It would repeal tax increases Obama's law imposed on higher-income people and medical industry companies to pay for expanded coverage.
Leaders in Congress are hoping to have a vote on a new health care bill before the July 4 holiday.
Turning to Democratic losses in two special House races Tuesday, Sanders said, while the districts in SC and Georgia were heavily Republican, "Democrats did much better than was the case in the last election". They say in a statement that they are open to negotiation before the full Senate considers the measure.
"This bill has nothing to do with health care".
"I look forward to examining this new proposal carefully and reviewing the analysis by the Congressional Budget Office when it is available".
"I don't care what your political view is".