Saturday, February 18, 2017

Ted Cruz Wants to Repeal Obamacare Now, Then Work Out Replacement Details

Ted Cruz wants quick action on the Obamacare 
repeal bill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Texas Republican says they must 'honor the promise we've made to voters for six years running now'
Even no with no consensus replacement for Obamacare in sight, Sen. Ted Cruz is pushing for action on the repeal long promised by Republicans.
“What I think is critical at the outset is that we honor the promise we've made to voters for six years running now to repeal Obamacare. We've had three elections — 2010, 2014 and 2016 — that were referenda on repealing Obamacare, and we need to honor that promise,” Cruz said. “Once Obamacare’s repealed, then we need common sense health care reform that expands choices, that lowers prices, and empowers patients to make their own health care decisions."
Cruz, a 2016 presidential hopeful who has been speaking positively about President Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks, made the remarks to reporters after GOP senators huddled over lunch with new Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.
By most accounts, the session with Price was short on particulars for what needs to be done legislatively to unwind the Affordable Care Act and build up the replacement health insurance system.
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