GOP Should Not Celebrate Just Yet, Their Obamacare Repeal Plan Just Blew Up In Their Faces
The House of Congress passed the American Health Care Act bill with a 217-to-213 party-line vote. But should Republicans be celebrating a win already? No.
There is still conflict within the Republican party about healthcare. According to Business Insider, Republicans in the Senate have signaled a plan to rewrite their own version of the AHCA bill.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn told the Washington Examiner it didn’t matter if the House passed their own bill or not.
“It was kind of a moot issue if the House wasn’t going to be able to pass a bill and now they have, and I’m proud of them for doing it,” Cornyn said. “Now it’s up to us to pass a bill 51 senators can agree to.”
The current version of the AHCA that was just passed in the House has been opposed by several Republican Senators.
“A bill — finalized yesterday, has not been scored, amendments not allowed, and three hours final debate — should be viewed with caution,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, tweeted Thursday.
Senate Health Committee Chair Lamar Alexander and Sen. Roy Blunt, both Republicans, told Bloomberg that they have plans on writing their own version of the bill.