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

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

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 PaulPressure mounts for Trump to reconsider Syria withdrawal House Republicans call for moving State of the Union to Senate chamber GOP rep: 'Rand Paul is giving the president bad advice' on Afghanistan and Syria MORE (R-Ky.) and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGroup aiming to draft Beto O’Rourke unveils first 2020 video Howard Dean looking for a 'younger, newer' Democratic nominee in 2020 Congress can stop the war on science MORE (R-Texas), have said they will not vote for the legislation, arguing it does not do enough to repeal provisions in ObamaCare.