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Rep. Dent: 'Remains a No' on Latest Healthcare Tweak

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By    |   Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017 03:33 PM

Moderate Republican Charlie Dent said he "remains a no" when it comes to the latest tweak to healthcare legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Washington Examiner reported.

Though the latest draft is named after his co-chair of the centrist Tuesday Group, Rep. Tom MacArthur, the Pennsylvania congressman told the Examiner the bill still doesn't address his biggest concern — Medicaid.

Pennsylvania has elected to participate in Obama's Medicaid expansion, but it would get wiped out in the current draft of the House Republicans' bill.

"I took everybody at their word when they said they wanted to reform healthcare and make it better," Dent told the Examiner of his fellow Republicans.

Last week, MacArthur and Mark Meadows, chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus, reached an agreement on an amendment — the MacArthur Amendment — to the American Health Care Act that would allow states to opt out of many of the Obamacare regulations, a big win for conservatives.

But moving the line one direction leaves more bodies behind it in the other direction, though not the case with Dent.

"Based on what I've read, it does not change my position. I was a no, and I remain a no," Dent told the Examiner.

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