GOP senator: House should 'start over' on ObamaCare repeal legislation

GOP senator: House should 'start over' on ObamaCare repeal legislation
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Sen. Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonInviting Kim Jong Un to Washington Senate approves border bill that prevents shutdown 'Morning Joe' host quizzes Howard Schultz on price of a box of Cheerios MORE (R-Ark.) said Thursday morning the GOP's plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare won't pass the Senate and the House should "start over" and get it right. 

 

 

 

Cotton's early morning tweets came just hours after the House Ways and Means Committee advanced the GOP plan, known as the American Health Care Act.

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As of 7 a.m. Thursday, the Energy and Commerce Committee was still working through 100 amendments proposed by Democrats, who are looking to stall the legislation because it does not have a score from the Congressional Budget Office. 

House leadership is looking to fast track the plan to the floor before the Easter recess, with the Senate to take it up after. 

But some senators consider the House legislation to be dead on arrival.

Senators have expressed concerns about the plan's repeal of the Medicaid expansion, its refundable tax credits, and other provisions. 

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulThe Hill's Morning Report — Emergency declaration to test GOP loyalty to Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump escalates fight with NY Times The 10 GOP senators who may break with Trump on emergency MORE (R-Ky.) has said he will introduce his own repeal legislation in the coming days.