Sen. Lee Comments on Delayed Healthcare Vote
Jun 27 2017
WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement Wednesday after a procedural vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act was delayed:
“The first draft of the bill included hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts for the affluent, bailouts for insurance companies, and subsidies for lower-income Americans. But it ignored the middle-class families who have borne the brunt of Obamacare, and who have been left behind by both parties in Washington for too long. That’s why I opposed it. And it’s why I’m happy we postponed the vote today.”
“Republicans have an opportunity now to remember those forgotten Americans. We can rewrite our bill to bring down the price working families pay for health insurance – while still protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions. I look forward to working with my colleagues, and President Trump, to finally stand up and deliver for the middle class.”
“That lie is that the parliamentarian has said, ‘You cannot repeal Obamacare. You have to choose.’ And so the parliamentarian would not allow them to fully repeal Obamacare,” Glenn explained. There’s just one problem: The parliamentarian was never asked and, in fact, ruled they could take all of Obamacare or none of it.”
Listen to the radio broadcast begin here: https://youtu.be/fOnsH4rXWaU?t=19m12s or start at the 19min:12sec mark below:
Please be sure to watch all of the segments with Mark Levin:
MARK: I mean, when it comes to toasters and refrigerators and cars and so forth, we get to make those decisions. But when it comes to our own well-being and our own lifestyle — and I try to dig in — and, Glenn, you’re familiar with these things — I try to dig in and explain to people, cut through all the static, all the chatter that’s going on, on TV, and even some radio and so forth and understand more deeply what’s going on here, or we’re going to get caught in the weeds and we’ll never get out of the weeds. So that’s the purpose of the book.
There is absolutely no reason for Mitch McConnell or Paul Ryan to oppress Americans by withholding #FullRepeal.
Call them up and tell them to Full Repeal Obamacare if they really care about Americans and our right to our freedom to choose.
Then call Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Ron Johnson and Dean Heller to thank them for standing firm on their promises to repeal Obamacare.
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