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Murray Wants Vote on Deal to Stabilize Obamacare

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By    |   Wednesday, 01 November 2017 12:50 PM

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., called on Republican leadership to stop blocking a vote on a deal to try to stabilize Obamacare, the Washington Examiner reported.

The proposed legislation by Murray and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., would fund cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers for two years, according to the Examiner. The payments reimburse insurers for cutting out-of-pocket expenses for low income enrollees, the website reported.

Trump had stopped the insurer payments last month and opposes the proposed legislation, the Examiner said.

But on the Senate floor Wednesday, Murray urged the Senate to take action.

"There's no reason to wait — there's absolutely no excuse for inaction," she said.

The Examiner noted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has been hesitant to call for a vote on the proposed legislation, even though 12 Republican are in support of it.

Alexander said it is now up to the White House, CNN reported.

"The White House has the ball," Alexander said. "I think it's up to the White House to take the suggestions, work with Senate and House leaders, and come up, and decide, what the president would like to do."

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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., called on Republican leadership to stop blocking a vote on a deal to try to stabilize Obamacare, the Washington Examiner reported.
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