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Thune on Healthcare: 'One-Size-Fits-All' Solution Would Fail

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By    |   Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 01:45 PM

Republicans are looking to pull in more support for the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, according to Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.

"The one thing that's becoming very clear … a one-size-fits-all solution out of Washington just really isn't going to work," Thune said Thursday on CBS News' "CBS This Morning."

"One of the fundamental flaws of Obamacare is that it tried to define within federal law for the entire country what health insurance is. And I think what we're hearing from our members is that every state's different," the senator said.

Thune said in the CBS interview that he believed that returning authority over healthcare to the states would be the key to passing a bill.

The Senate is not yet close enough to the 50 votes that would be required to pass the bill, Thune said in the interview. "I would say we're going to need a little longer runway."

"We're getting close. We are, but we still have some issues we have to resolve, and we have got some members that aren't quite there yet. So we don't have the 50 votes that we're going to need to get this across the finish line just yet, but I think eventually we will," Thune said in the CBS News interview.

It's the job of Congress to get the healthcare bill passed, he said.

"The Senate has the responsibility to act and the American people will and should hold us accountable," the senator added.

Earlier in July, Thune praised the Senate's revised healthcare plan at the time, saying it "repeals the core of Obamacare." 

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