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Scott: GOP Closer to Healthcare Deal After Trump Meetings

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By    |   Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 03:07 PM

Senate Republicans are "close to the finish line" on Obamacare legislation, especially following meetings with President Donald Trump at the White House, Sen. Tim Scott said Thursday.

"Frankly, we need to cross the line and honor our promises to the American people, not simply because it was a campaign promise, but because Obamacare is failing in every way possible," the South Carolina Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." 

Scott said there was incremental progress made concerning Medicaid expansion states and non-expansion states.

"The bottom line is simple: We, for the first time in a long time, have the opportunity to truly reform an entitlement program," Scott said. "Medicaid needs to be preserved and saved, that means that you must reform it."

Reforming healthcare also means providing freedom from being forced to buy insurance, Scott said.

"We are making incremental progress in the right direction to restore choice to Americans," Scott said. "We still have to getting another vote or two across the line. I think we are closer than we were when we started the meeting last night, and I'm hopeful that as the conversation continues, we'll get even a little closer."

Scott said he feels his responsibility to his constituents and the nation is to stay in Washington until the healthcare matter is handled.

"More time means more votes," Scott said. "Let's stay here, cobble the votes necessary, and save the American people from Obamacare. That is what we are here to do."

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