Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been telling conservatives that Democrats would work with centrist Republicans to draft a less-conservative health bill if they fail to support his legislation.
The protests coincided with the GOP-controlled Senate's release of their version of the healthcare bill, which was made public to the American people on Thursday.
In one video, a protester can be heard yelling, "My child is going to die and my family is going to die, and they don't give a damn about it".
U.S. Capitol Police said 43 were arrested and the department nd would make an announcement about the number of arrests and charges later in the day, spokeswoman Eva Malecki said. She said they were later reunited with their wheelchairs.
"Members that were able bodied or had the ability to get out of their wheelchairs laid on the floor and acted out a "die-in" and chanted 'Don't cut Medicaid, save our liberty, '" said Halvorson over text while she was held at Capitol Police headquarters.
The protesters staged a "die-in" in front of the office, with numerous protesters in wheelchairs removing themselves from the chairs then lying down on the floor. According to ADAPT, the new health care bill would threaten people with pre-existing conditions and disabilities.
However, the Senate's release of the bill on Thursday contradicted that rhetoric and placed a shining spotlight on the hypocrisy of the Democratic Party.