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GOP Congressman: Don't Think 'Any Individual' Read All of Obamacare Replacement Bill

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By    |   Thursday, 04 May 2017 12:53 PM

Rep. Thomas Garrett (R-Va.) said he does not believe anyone has read the entire Obamacare replacement bill, according to CNBC.

"I don't think any individual has read the whole bill. That's why we have staff," the congressman said Thursday, the CNBC report said.

"Let's put it this way: People in my office have read all parts of the bill," he said, according to the report.

A vote is scheduled on the Republican bill Thursday. The Congressional Budget Office has not issued a projection on how much the bill would cost, what effect it will have on insurance premiums, and how many people would be uninsured because of it, CNBC's report said.

Opponents of the repeal have pointed out that Republicans said the vote for Obamacare was rushed through, but now the Republicans are rushing through this one.

Republicans are "setting a record" for hypocrisy, David Corn, Mother Jones Washington bureau chief, said in a tweet:

The budget office is set to score the bill "next week or the week after," according to an opinion piece by Greg Sargent in The Washington Post.

Sargent writes that Republicans will have committed themselves to the bill before then.

On Wednesday, Garrett announced that he was a "positive yes" on voting for the bill, according to an interview at Bearing Drift.

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