Sen. Ted Cruz and others 'not ready' to vote on senate health bill

Sen. Ted Cruz and others 'not ready' to vote on senate health bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KAUZ) - Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid and erase tax boosts that helped Obama finance his expansion of coverage.

The measure encountered immediate trouble as four GOP senators said they opposed it but were open to negotiations.

Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) issued the following statement Thursday responding to the release of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017:

"Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor. There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current healthcare system but it does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their healthcare costs."

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