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Ted Cruz Touts Amendment as Solution to GOP Healthcare Dispute

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By    |   Friday, 21 Jul 2017 11:38 AM

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Friday that the Republican healthcare bill can pass if they adopt his amendment.

The amendment would allow insurance providers to offer policies that do not meet regulations set by the Affordable Care Act if they offer a package that does, according to Politifact. 

"I am a yes on this bill," he told Fox Business of the GOP healthcare law. "I would happily vote for a one sentence bill. Obamacare is repealed — period, full stop, the end. I think we should repeal the taxes, all of this nonsense . . . the sad reality is we don't have the votes and I want to get this done…

"I want to honor the promises we made to the people that elected us."

Cruz pointed to a score from the Department of Health and Human Services, which "projected with the Consumer Freedom Amendment 2.2 million more people will get health insurance . . . [It] would lower consumer premiums by $7,000 a year."

He added, "If premiums go down, that's a big win . . . for conservatives… moderates… for everyone in the party because it's a win for our constituents."

Cruz also said that with his bill, people could use their health savings account to pay off their premiums.

"A health savings account is pre-taxed," he said. "That means it's an immediate cut for millions of people of 20 to 30 percent in your effective premium rate."

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