Manchin: Senate can do 'an awful lot' to improve healthcare bill

Manchin: Senate can do 'an awful lot' to improve healthcare bill

Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinK Street revenues boom Biden champions economic plan as Democrats scale back ambitions On The Money — Democrats eye tough choices as deadline looms MORE (D-W.Va.) on Sunday said there is room for improvement in the plan unveiled by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

“There’s an awful lot that can be done to improve it,” Manchin told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” 

Manchin said that if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP blocks Senate Democrats' revised elections bill A politicized Supreme Court? That was the point The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Democrats optimistic after Biden meetings MORE (R-Ky.) does not have the votes to pass the legislation, then he should scrap the bill and allow bipartisan working groups to develop a new plan.

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Manchin, who is up for reelection in 2018 in a state President Trump won by a large margin, characterized the GOP bill in the upper chamber as “even worse” than the legislation passed last month by the House.

Since the bill’s unveiling last week, five Senate Republicans have said they will vote “no” on the legislation.