POLL: Texas Senators split on healthcare

Republicans in the Senate have come out with their version of a health care plan, and the two Republican Senators are split on their support of it.

Senator Ted Cruz, for now, is part of a group of four GOP Senators that don't support the bill. That group includes Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.

“As currently drafted, this bill draft does not do nearly enough to lower premiums. That should be the central issue for Republicans – repealing Obamacare and making healthcare more affordable. Because of this, I cannot support it as currently drafted, and I do not believe it has the votes to pass the Senate,” Cruz said in a statement.

Texas' other Senator, John Cornyn, supports the bill.

“Our plan will help lower skyrocketing costs, protect patients with pre-existing conditions, and ensure Medicaid is there for the Texans who need it most. Under this plan, gone are the days where people are forced to buy insurance they don’t want and can’t afford,” Cornyn explained.

On the Senate floor, Cornyn responded to critics that the GOP left Democrats out of the drafting process.

“You have to remember how this started. Democrats jammed Obamacare through on a party vote, and Republicans were not able to participate in that process,” Cornyn said.

Political analyst Chris Begala says the GOP may not just find problems in the Senate, but the House, too. So would it be a disaster for President Trump if he can't get health care done?

“It would be close. He has got to have at least the repeal of Obamacare, and the movement towards, if not the passage of major tax reform by the end of the year,” Begala stated.

 

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