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Key Senators Downplay 'Skinny' Repeal Support

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By    |   Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 04:20 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to push through a "skinny" repeal of the Affordable Care Act has yet to garner strong support from a number of swing-vote senators, Roll Call reports.

"I haven't seen it and I haven't taken a position," Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia said of the proposal. "We'll just have to see what happens this week and make those judgements."

When asked about the "skinny" bill, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio said, "I've heard, like, four different iterations of it, some of which include some things I like, like the $45 billion opioid fund, and others don't."

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., told Politico that he was "not quite sure that we know what that skinny version looks like. If we can add to it, we should … as much as you can repeal, let's get it done."

Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee told The Guardian that "The so-called skinny provision is not a resolution of this problem. It only takes us to the next step where hopefully we can find one."

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina decried the bill as "a political punt" on Tuesday, saying he would not vote for "a scaled down version."

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to push through a "skinny" repeal of the Affordable Care Act has yet to garner strong support from a number of swing-vote senators, Roll Call reports.
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