Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) on Tuesday expressed concern over the idea of a repeal-only healthcare bill, warning his Republican colleagues that a bill that repeals Obamacare without replacement “will add to more uncertainty,” leading to even higher premiums.
“I have to look and see what the so-called repeal bill entails, but if it is a bill that simply repeals, I believe that will add to more uncertainty,” Portman told reporters. “And the potential for Ohioans to pay even higher premiums, higher deductibles.”
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Portman said he would look for an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office on a bill repealing Obamacare.
“To see what it involves in terms of not just premiums and deductibles, but coverage,” he said.
“So, I’ll take a look at it, but I’m concerned about something that would simply repeal and its impact on costs and choices and healthcare.”