Saturday, June 24, 2017

OBAMACARE-LITE: Ted Cruz, Three Other Senate Conservatives Hold Out on Latest GOP Health Care Plan

Texas conservative firebrand Ted Cruz and three of his U.S. Senate colleagues announced Thursday they do not support the latest Republican attempt to overhaul the country’s health care system, potentially imperiling the bill’s chance at passage.
Their announcement comes just hours after the Senate’s Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, unveiled the secretly drafted legislation, which proposes dramatic cuts to former President Barack Obama’s signature health care program — long an anathema to conservative activists.
“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,” Cruz said in a statement, joined by Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky.
They added: “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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