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 PaulGOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 White House debates vaccines for air travel Senate lawmakers let frustration show with Blinken MORE (R-Ky.) and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp The Memo: Biden's immigration problems reach crescendo in Del Rio Matthew McConaughey on potential political run: 'I'm measuring it' MORE (R-Texas), have said they will not vote for the legislation, arguing it does not do enough to repeal provisions in ObamaCare.