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Thu Jun 22, 2017, 02:37 PM

Four GOP senators oppose Senate health-care measure in its current form

Source: Washington Post

Four GOP senators oppose Senate health-care measure in its current form

By Sean Sullivan, Juliet Eilperin and Kelsey Snell June 22 at 2:24 PM

Four Republican senators from the conservative wing of their party say they oppose the Senate health-care bill as it was introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday, which places the effort to overhaul the American health-care system in jeopardy as it heads for an anticipated vote in the Senate next week.

Those senators — Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Mike Lee of Utah — announced that while they cannot support the bill as its currently written, they are open to negotiating changes that could ultimately win their support.

“Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor,” the statement read. “There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current health care system but it does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs.”

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“The current bill does not repeal Obamacare. It does not keep our promises to the American people. I will oppose it coming to the floor in its current form, but I remain open to negotiations,” said Paul.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senate-gop-leaders-set-to-unveil-health-care-bill/2017/06/22/56dbe35c-5734-11e7-a204-ad706461fa4f_story.html

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 02:40 PM

1. The Senate will pressure, wheel and deal, etc like they House did with Freedom Caucus.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 02:40 PM

2. Those aren't the only GOP Senators opposing the bill.

Those are the Senators who announced today that they'll oppose it. Others haven't been asked directly.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 02:41 PM

3. Because it's not evil enough!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 02:44 PM

4. So sounds like it will pass easily

Just like in the house. This is all for show. They will take away a few more benefits and decrease the subsidies a bit more and it will pass.

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 02:55 PM

5. Because, of course, the "moderates" will happily go along with anything...


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