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Republican Obamacare Repeal Bill Suffers Major Setback As Two GOP Senators Announce Opposition

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Republican Obamacare Repeal Bill Suffers Major Setback As Two GOP Senators Announce Opposition





The Trump administration’s push to approve a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare suffered a major setback Monday night, as two more GOP Senators announced their opposition to the plan, leaving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) without enough support to bring the bill to the floor.

“We should not put our stamp of approval on bad policy,” said Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) who was also joined by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT).

“In addition to not repealing all of the Obamacare taxes, it doesn’t go far enough in lowering premiums for middle class families; nor does it create enough free space from the most costly Obamacare regulations,” Lee said in his own statement.

Lee added on Twitter that “my colleague @JerryMoran and I will not support the MTP to this version of BCRA.”



As of Monday night, four Republicans have publicly said they cannot support this version of the GOP health care bill: Lee, Moran, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.

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