Senate GOP leader: 'There will be a vote' on GOP ObamaCare fix

Senate GOP leader: 'There will be a vote' on GOP ObamaCare fix
© Greg Nash
Senate Majority Whip John CornynJohn CornynSenators urge Biden to waive sanctions on India over Russian defense system purchase Bipartisan lawmakers target judges' stock trading with new bill Cornyn raises more than M for Senate GOP MORE (Texas), the No. 2 Senate Republican, said Thursday "there will be a vote" on a GOP bill to lower ObamaCare premiums.
Cornyn would not say whether the vote would come as an amendment to the must-pass government funding bill or as a stand-alone measure.
The vote is expected to fail in the face of Democratic opposition, but backers want a chance to put senators on record about the measure and force Democrats to vote against it.
Democrats oppose the measure primarily due to abortion restrictions on the new ObamaCare funding aimed at lowering premiums, which Republicans insisted on.
Some conservative Republicans are also sure to oppose the bill as a "bailout" of health insurance companies.
Democrats also have additional concerns, including that some of the new ObamaCare funds would end up triggering cuts in subsidies that help people afford insurance because of a quirk in the structure of the law.