GOP Health care bill dies once again after two more Republicans withdraw their support

Senators Jerry Moran and Mike Lee just put the nail in the coffin.


The Republican health care bill, meant to repeal and replace Obamacare, is once again dead (for now).

After two Republican Senators, Mike Lee (R-UT) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), announced on Monday that they will not support the motion to proceed, the bill no longer has the support it needs to move forward in the Senate.

The health care bill, dubbed “Trumpcare”, is the Republicans’ way of repealing and replacing Obamacare, but so far has no support from Democrats and very little Republican support.

Other Republican Senators that do no support the bill include Susan Collins (R-ME) and Rand Paul (R-KY). The two Senators announced last week that they would also vote against the motion to proceed.

Jerry Moran’s statement was posted on Twitter:

Lee said in a statement on Monday:

“After conferring with trusted experts regarding the latest version of the Consumer Freedom Amendment, I have decided I cannot support the current version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act. 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.”

Republican Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), John Hoeven (R-ND), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) were all undecided about the bill and could have still gone either way, but Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) said on Tuesday that they will not support moving forward with the plan to repeal ObamaCare with a delayed replacement.


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