Dem senator: GOP's healthcare approach will 'devastate Medicaid'

Dem senator: GOP's healthcare approach will 'devastate Medicaid'
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Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinSenate eyeing possible weekend finish for T infrastructure bill The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Cuomo defiant as Biden, Democrats urge resignation Democrats barrel toward August voting rights deadline MORE (D-Ill.), a member of Democratic leadership in the upper chamber, on Sunday slammed the Republican Party’s healthcare plan, especially its impact on Medicaid.

“The Republican approach will devastate Medicaid,” Durbin told “Fox News Sunday.”

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The senator’s comments come several days after Senate Republicans unveiled legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare. The Republican bill includes cuts to Medicaid. 

During a debate with Republican Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoSunday shows preview: Delta concerns prompt CDC mask update; bipartisan infrastructure bill to face challenges in Senate Tracy Stone-Manning's confirmation treatment was simply unacceptable — and it must stop Former Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi dies after bicycle accident MORE (Wyo.) on Sunday morning, Durbin said the GOP will only garner Democratic support for healthcare legislation if they remove the repeal of ObamaCare.

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