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 AmashGOP leaders agree to consider Dec. 30 spending bill House approves motion to go to tax conference — with drama Overnight Finance: House approves motion to go to tax conference — with drama | GOP leaders to consider Dec. 30 spending bill | Justices skeptical of ban on sports betting | Mulvaney won't fire official who sued him 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 RyanMcConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees House Republican: 'I worry about both sides' of the aisle on DACA Overnight Health Care: 3.6M signed up for ObamaCare in first month | Ryan pledges 'entitlement reform' next year | Dems push for more money to fight opioids 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.