Senate Republicans retreated from a vote this week on their proposed health plan, dealing a setback to President Trump and the GOP effort to deliver on a bedrock campaign promise.
Apparently Republicans think Obamacare isn’t all that bad.
Republicans, such as Rob Portman of Ohio, Shelly Moore Capito of West Virginia and Terry Moran of Kansas came out in opposition, saying the plan’s proposal to cut deeply into Medicaid would devastate sick people in their states. Susan Collins, R-Maine, had already said she could not vote for the bill.
Republican, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, welcomed the possibility that the legislation, opposed by the Senate’s 46 Democrats, could eventually be abandoned.
Republican Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah, Ted Cruz of Texas and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin — said they could not vote for the bill.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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