Senate Republicans: Ryan plan ‘doesn’t go far enough’ to repeal ‘ObamaCare’

Senate conservatives say the budget plan unveiled by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul RyanPaul RyanRyan: Graham-Cassidy 'best, last chance' to repeal ObamaCare Ryan: Americans want to see Trump talking with Dem leaders Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea MORE (R-Wis.) does not go far enough because it leaves parts of President Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act intact.

The Ryan budget would leave intact about $700 billion in cuts to Medicare providers made under the 2010 healthcare reform law to pay for a major expansion of health insurance.

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The Ryan budget also assumes new tax revenues generated by the healthcare law will continue.

Two conservative Senate Republicans on Wednesday said all of “ObamaCare” should be repealed.

“In my view, the Ryan budget is a strong step in the right direction but it doesn’t go far enough,” said Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea GOP state lawmakers meet to plan possible constitutional convention MORE (R-Texas).

Cruz and 14 Republican co-sponsors have offered an amendment to the continuing resolution on the Senate floor this week to repeal the healthcare law entirely.

Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea MORE (R-Utah) agreed that Ryan should not have left the law’s Medicare cuts and tax increases in place.

“My answer is the same as his,” Lee said. “I would have loved for it to have gone further.”

Lee said, however, the Ryan budget, overall is a step in the right direction.