Healthcare bill 'not the last step' to repealing ObamaCare, Republican says

Healthcare bill 'not the last step' to repealing ObamaCare, Republican says
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Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) on Sunday said Senate Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare is only a first step, telling conservative lawmakers that there will be additional legislation. 

During an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Toomey said he is “sympathetic” to the reforms conservative lawmakers are seeking. 

“But I see this bill as a first step,” Toomey told host John Dickerson.

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“A first important in the direction of repealing those portions of ObamaCare that we can — stabilizing the individual market, which is collapsing, and making important reforms to Medicaid. It’s not the last step.”

Conservative lawmakers, including Sens. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulTrump-backed Hagerty wins Tennessee GOP Senate primary Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's visit to battleground Ohio overshadowed by coronavirus MORE (R-Ky.) and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSens. Markey, Cruz clash over coronavirus relief: 'It's not a goddamn joke Ted' China sanctioning Rubio, Cruz in retaliatory move over Hong Kong The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Negotiators signal relief bill stuck, not dead MORE (R-Texas), have said they will not vote for the legislation, arguing it does not do enough to repeal provisions in ObamaCare.