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Cornyn: Dems Need to Be More Constructive on Healthcare

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By    |   Tuesday, 01 Aug 2017 02:17 PM

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is calling on Democrats to come up with ideas to fix the nation's healthcare system, The Hill reported.

"Democrats need to be more constructive rather than just continuing to bury their head in the sand about the fundamental problems with the Affordable Care Act," Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican, said Tuesday.

"There's a lot the American people expect of us, but we've seen with fragile majorities in the Senate that we are forced to work together to try to solve these problems. And I think, frankly, bipartisan solutions tend to be more durable."

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democratic lawmakers would be willing to work with Republicans, according to Politico.

"No one thought Obamacare was perfect — it needs a lot of improvements," Schumer, D-N.Y., said: "We're willing to work in a bipartisan way to do it. What we objected to was just pulling the rug out from it and taking away the good things that it did: Medicaid coverage for people with parents in nursing homes, for opioid treatment, for kids with disabilities, pre-existing conditions."

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