Bernie Sanders reminded Republican lawmakers on Friday that at the end of this month the ability to pass an Obamacare replacement bill with just 51 votes expires.
This makes it even more complicated for Republicans who are trying to get rid of Obamacare.
The Senate Republicans, who control the chamber 52-48, failed to pass an Obamacare repeal bill back in July after three members of their own party voted against the bill.
Sanders expressed this determination as a “major victory” for those against an Obamacare repeal.
According to Bloomberg:
“The Senate Health committee has scheduled four hearings this month to examine bolstering Obamacare’s insurance exchanges after a number of insurers exited regional markets in Missouri, Iowa, Tennessee and other states. Chairman Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican, and the panel’s top Democrat, Patty Murray of Washington, have pledged a bipartisan effort to shore up the exchanges, which provide consumers a place to purchase individual coverage.”
Bloomberg also reported that “The House Budget Committee has drafted a fiscal 2018 budget that could be used for both Obamacare repeal and tax reform.”