There seems to be a gang of four key Republican Senators who came out against the Senate Republican healthcare plan as it stands. Their opposition is enough to defeat it in a vote.
Senators Rand Paul, R-Ky., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said they would not vote on the Senate Republican plan.
The statement said, “Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor. There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current health care system but it does not appear this draft, as written, will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal ObamaCare and lower their health care costs.”
Sen. Chuck Grassley said, “The Senate discussion draft is available for everyone to review.”
President Trump said, “We’d love to have some Democratic support, but they’re obstructionist. Hopefully we’ll get something done and it’ll be something with heart and very meaningful.”
Earlier this week President Trump was quoted as saying the bill was “mean.”
I guess we’ll see soon enough if a re-write or just some fine-tuning will work for everyone.