GOP senator on healthcare bill: ‘Right now I am undecided’

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) on Sunday said while he is currently undecided on Senate Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare, he could back the legislation should his colleagues in the upper chamber address some of his concerns about the bill.

“Right now, I am undecided,” Cassidy told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

The Louisiana lawmaker said he won’t vote in favor of the bill if his concerns are not addressed.

{mosads}“But if those can be addressed, I will,” he said.

Cassidy also pushed back on the idea that the Senate should vote on the bill before the July 4 recess, something Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wants.

“I don’t know quite why the rush,” he said. “I frankly would like more days to consider this, that will probably be a discussion coming back. I think a few more days to consider would be helpful.”

Conservative lawmakers have voiced concern over the legislation, which was unveiled last week, saying it does not repeal enough provisions from ObamaCare. Moderates, on the other hand, have expressed concerns over the bill’s cuts to Medicaid.

Five Republicans in the Senate have said they plan to vote against the bill.

-This post was updated at 12:34 p.m.


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