WASHINGTON | Republican leaders embarked on an ambitious plan Tuesday to try to sell their new health care proposal to rank-and-file lawmakers and the public, absent specifics on costs or how many Americans will be covered. Aurora and Colorado congressional representatives are mixed about the plan so far. “I like the concept of not repealing any […]
“This is being presented as if this were a national secret, as if this were a plot to invade another country,” Paul told reporters. He complained that the legislation contains “Democratic ideas dressed up in Republican clothing.”
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The dispute comes a month into Trump’s presidency, and seven years after the Affordable Care Act passed a Democratic-controlled Congress with Barack Obama in the White House. Now the Republicans are in charge of the White House and Congress. Yet, having spent all those intervening years promising to uproot the law and replace it with something better, they find themselves flailing and divided at the moment of truth
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“You have to legislate with a sense of political reality,” said Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., who said backing that proposal “would set up an ad against you from multiple directions” during upcoming elections.
“This is complicated work. We’re not going to rush it,” said Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, one of the panels helping craft the legislation.
“We should do full repeal,” said Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a leading House conservative. “And full repeal means not taking the taxes” from people.
The bill “does not repeal anyone’s insurance policies,” insisted Sen. Jim Smallwood, a Parker Republican and insurance agent who sponsored the bill.