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McCarthy: We Can't Let Obamacare Collapse Without a Replacement

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By    |   Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 02:16 PM

Letting Obamacare collapse while failing to pass new healthcare legislation is not an option, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Fox News on Wednesday.

"We can't sit and watch people's health deteriorate this way," McCarthy said. "We have to keep our promise just as we did in the House. I expect the Senate to keep theirs and for us to get it done and move it to the president's desk."

McCarthy admitted it is not easy to get everyone on the same page, but insisted that the Senate's delay in voting for the GOP healthcare plan "is not the end. Remember in the House we had set an internal deadline and we didn't make that deadline, but we worked together and we found the ability to come together and move it through. The same thing will happen in the Senate."

The California congressman emphasized that healthcare legislation has to happen, because "Every day we learn of a new failure of Obamacare. Just this week we found the 19th co-op out of 23 has collapsed."

McCarthy also talked about passing legislation in general, saying that the "resist movement in the Democratic Party about doing nothing I think is very hurtful to America."

He bemoaned that "So many times I've heard from the minority over there that they want nothing to happen. Their own movement is entitled resist. To have nothing happen instead of come together as Americans first and actually solve problems. So I'm hopeful that they will listen to the American public and actually find Democrats to join with us to move forward."

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