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Sen. Heller: I Hope We Find 50 Votes for Obamacare Repeal

Sen. Heller: I Hope We Find 50 Votes for Obamacare Repeal
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By    |   Monday, 21 August 2017 11:49 AM

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said Monday that he hopes the GOP revisit their attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare with more success.

"Once we have 50 votes healthcare will come up again," Heller told KLAS in Nevada. "And so if you hear Washington, D.C., talking about healthcare, it's because we found that 50th vote, and I hope we do. No one was more disappointed than myself."

Heller, who's considered one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the country, publicly criticized one of the original versions of the Senate GOP healthcare bill back in June, saying, "I cannot support a piece of legislation that takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans," according to The HuffPost.

He went on to support and vote for a striped-down version of the bill known as the Health Care Freedom Act. On Monday, Heller said he "made that promise" to protect Medicaid and that he "kept that commitment."

His primary opponent, businessman Danny Takanian, launched an attack website called "NeverHeller.com," which targets the senator on a number of issues, including his opposition to President Donald Trump as a candidate, and his voting record on healthcare, according to The Las Vegas Review-Journal. Democrats, who see his seat as up-for-grabs since their candidate Hillary Clinton took Nevada in the last election, recently launched their own attack as well over his shifting stance on the GOP repeal plan.

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