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Cornyn: If Healthcare Doesn't Pass, May Need 'Different Plan'

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By    |   Sunday, 16 Jul 2017 11:05 AM

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said Sunday if the upper chamber can't pass the current repeal and replace Obamacare bill, the GOP may have to come up "with a different plan."

In an interview on NBC News' "Meet The Press," the Texas Republican charged Democrats have done little to deliver healthcare reform.

"If we're not successful now, I assume we'll keep trying," Cornyn said of an upcoming vote. "But at some point, if Democrats won't participate in the process, then we're going to have to come up with a different plan."

"But what I don't want to happen is for us to just do a multi-billion-dollar bailout of insurance companies without any reforms," he continued. "We're willing to do what we can to shore up the system now, to stabilize it to make health care available to people now, but we want reforms to go along with it.

"I don't think Democrats want to change anything about Obamacare, they just want to throw more money at it."

Cornyn also argued the current bills reported unpopularity with voters is because "all they hear is the critics."

"The fact is we know millions of people are seeing sky high premiums, unaffordable deductibles and fleeing insurance markets because insurance companies keep losing money.," he said. "I'm afraid if we don't come to the rescue of those people that we will be left with our Democratic colleagues wanting to bail out through billions of dollars to insurance companies without any reforms. So what we are doing is offering a better alternative."

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Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said Sunday if the upper chamber can't pass the current repeal and replace Obamacare bill, the GOP may have to come up "with a different plan."In an interview on NBC News' "Meet The Press," the Texas Republican charged Democrats have done...
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