Democrats and interest groups vehemently condemned the Republican proposal to replace parts of Obamacare, after the bill passed the House on Thursday.
Earlier, the GOP-sponsored bill passed the House by a vote of 217 to 213. All 193 Democrats voted against the bill. They were joined by 20 Republicans who voted "no."
@SenWarren: Trumpcare isn't a health care bill. A bill that destroys health care for millions to shovel cash to the rich isn't a health care bill. #AHCA
Warren said the amended proposal is even worse than the original bill and will "devastate Americans' healthcare."
@SenWarren: This isn't football. It's not about scoring points. #AHCA will devastate Americans' healthcare. Families will go bankrupt. People will die.
Sanders said the bill "has nothing to do with health care and everything to do with tax breaks for the wealthy." The senator from Vermont called on Americans to rally against the bill and prevent it from passing the upper chamber of Congress.
@BernieSanders: Our job now is to rally millions of Americans against this disastrous Republican bill to make sure that it does not pass the Senate.
"When you know the facts and you care about people, you can't possibly vote for the bill that they voted for today. So ... either they don't know, they don't care or both," Pelosi said.
An earlier effort to vote on the bill was aborted in late March when GOP leaders saw that it would fail to win enough support to pass it. Before that failed effort, the CBO projected the bill would lead to 24 million more Americans without health insurance over a decade, and insurance plan premium rates up to 20 percent higher than Obamacare rates would be in 2018 before dropping.