Politics Cruz: GOP should vote to repeal ObamaCare if they can’t agree on plan

07:30  07 july  2017
07:30  07 july  2017 Source:   The Hill

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(File photo) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to the media about delaying a vote on Republican plans to repeal and replace Obamacare Later, he fired off a second tweet saying he had spoken to Trump and Senate GOP leadership “about this and agree . Let’s keep our word to repeal

Cruz plan could be key to unlocking healthcare votes © Provided by The Hill Cruz plan could be key to unlocking healthcare votes Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said in a town hall Thursday night that he agrees with President Trump's statement from last month that the Senate should vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act entirely if the GOP replacement bill is unable to pass.

Cruz partnered with The Concerned Veterans for America for the event to discuss his proposed version of the health care bill amid a series of town hall events with the group focused on veteran issues.

Cruz's endorsement of repealing and then later replacing ObamaCare comes after Trump tweeted his support for such a plan last week.

Trump's tweet came after the Republican Senate leadership delayed a vote on the Obamacare overhaul due to lack of support.

Despite the president's call to action, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will continue to pursue a joint plan to repeal and replace the system.

Cruz offered an amendment to the GOP bill, which would retain the current system's provision that allows people who purchase insurance plans in the market to keep the plan of their choice.

Insurers warn Cruz provision will 'skyrocket' premiums for sick people .
The insurer trade groups wrote a rare joint letter against the provision.America's Health Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association warned that the provision from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) would mean "premiums will skyrocket for people with preexisting conditions" and "millions of more individuals will become uninsured.

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