GOP lawmaker says she'll vote no on ObamaCare repeal bill

GOP lawmaker says she'll vote no on ObamaCare repeal bill
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A Republican congresswoman from Florida said Tuesday she would vote no on the GOP's current plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare. 

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement to the Miami Herald that she would vote no on the bill "as currently written." 

“After studying the impact of this proposed legislation on my district and speaking with many of my constituents, I have decided to vote no on the bill as currently written," she said.


"The bill’s consequences for South Florida are clear: too many of my constituents will lose insurance and there will be less funds to help the poor and elderly with their healthcare."

Several Republicans have expressed discomfort with the bill after an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office released Monday showed it could cause 24 million people to lose health insurance over the next 10 years. 

The CBO also said older people would face steep price hikes.

According to an example provided by the CBO, a 64-year-old who earns $26,500 a year would see her premiums increase from $1,700 to $14,600. 

There is also resistance to the bill as it stands among Republicans in the Senate.  

Several Republican senators, especially those from Medicaid expansion states, have expressed concerns that the bill would cause people to lose health coverage. 

Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus have also threatened to vote against the legislation, saying it falls short of a full repeal of ObamaCare.

The House Budget committee will mark up the plan Thursday.