BREAKING : 2 GOP Senators Just Killed the Healthcare Bill


Republican Senators Jerry Moran and Mike Lee have just killed the current version of the healthcare bill.
It’s back to the drawing board.
After Americans have suffered through 8 years of Obamacare and with the GOP FINALLY in control of the Presidency, House and Senate, these folks better figure it out.
From TheHill
GOP Sens. Jerry Moran (Kan.) and Mike Lee (Utah) announced on Monday night they will not support taking up a bill repealing and replacing ObamaCare, effectively blocking the legislation. 
Their decision means Republicans in the Senate are well short of having the support to pass their legislation, and raises serious questions about whether President Trump will reach his goal of ending ObamaCare.
Moran and Lee both said the bill failed to do enough to lower premiums.
“This closed-door process has yielded the [bill], which fails to repeal the Affordable Care Act or address healthcare’s rising costs. For the same reasons I could not support the previous version of this bill, I cannot support this one,” Moran said in a statement.
Highlighting the challenges faced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Lee argued the measure is not conservative enough, tugging in the opposite direction from moderates.
“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,” the Utah Republican said in a statement.
Lee added on Twitter that he and Moran will not support proceeding to “this version” of the Senate GOP legislation, known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act.
Lee warned that a controversial amendment from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) included in the bill does not go far enough. That amendment allows insurers to sell plans that don’t fulfill ObamaCare’s coverage mandates if they also sell plans that do.
Lee’s announcement comes after he distanced himself late last week from the Cruz-negotiated provision, which was a spin off of an amendment he initially worked out with Cruz. But the Utah Republican quickly said that he had not “seen it or agreed to it.”
Lee objects that the amendment still does not repeal ObamaCare’s requirement that healthy and sick people be grouped in a “single risk pool,” which he says would undermine the effectiveness of the amendment.
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