Sunday, July 2, 2017

Ted Cruz's Obamacare Amendment Gains Momentum After Trump Tweet ... CBO to Score It

Ted Cruz's amendment to the Senate health bill to bypass Obamacare's insurance regulations is gaining momentum as the bill comes under withering attack from conservatives and the president.
Conservatives ratcheted up their criticism of the Senate bill Friday after President Trump tweeted that if the Senate can't pass the bill, it should repeal the entire law and replace it at a later date. But some groups and House lawmakers instead touted an amendment from Cruz that would let insurers sell plans that don't comply with Obamacare's mandates as long as they sell some that do.
The White House later clarified that it is not moving to a "plan B" on healthcare, but the tweet gave conservatives a reason to vent that the Senate bill doesn't do enough in repealing Obamacare.
Several conservative groups said that if they have to live with the Senate bill, it had better include Cruz's amendment.
"If we insist on this half measure, then we should have the amendment," said Jason Pye, director of public policy for the Koch-backed conservative group FreedomWorks during a call Friday.
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