GOP rep can't recall bill as 'universally detested' as healthcare plan

GOP rep can't recall bill as 'universally detested' as healthcare plan
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Rep. Justin AmashJustin Amash25 House Republicans defy leadership in key spending bill vote Two-year defense spending smooths the way to a ready military House Oversight a gavel no one wants MORE (R-Mich.) slammed the House's healthcare plan on Monday, saying he doesn’t remember a more “universally detested piece of legislation” since he became a congressman.

Amash, who was first elected in 2010, said the Republican proposal does not do enough to repeal and replace ObamaCare. He has repeatedly bashed the proposal on Twitter, calling it a “disaster.” 

Amash, in an interview last week, slammed the healthcare legislation as breaking President Trump’s promise to fully repeal ObamaCare.

“This bill not only breaks that commitment but also avoids meaningful reforms to improve healthcare for all Americans,” Amash told Huffington Post late last week.

Amash is among the 17 House Republicans who have said they will vote against the healthcare bill in its current form, according to The Hill's Whip List. GOP leaders cannot afford more than 21 defections and have the bill pass, assuming Democrats are united in opposition.

Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanHouse Republicans grumble about the 'worst process ever' Winners and losers from the .3T omnibus Collins: McConnell has 'kept his commitment' on ObamaCare fix MORE (R-Wis.) is working with the White House on changes to the bill intended to bring more Republicans on board.

The House could vote Thursday on the legislation.