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

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

Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Trump takes heat for remarks on help from foreign governments The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Trump takes heat for remarks on help from foreign governments The Hill's Morning Report - Trump and House Democrats resume battle 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 nervous that border wall fight could prompt year-end shutdown GOP nervous that border wall fight could prompt year-end shutdown Jon Stewart slams McConnell over 9/11 victim fund 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.