The GOP House health care plan is facing criticism from another GOP Senator.
According to audio on Saturday obtained from Politico, Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) told a closed constituent meeting his opposition to the House bill.
He joins key senators including Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Tom Cotton who have already slammed Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan.
However, he is moderate, so his reasons are different than others supporting a full repeal of Obamacare.
Politico reported the House bill include tax cuts for the rich.
“My argument with the Republicans is if we’re going to make the changes, don’t repeal the Affordable Care Act so you can keep all the taxes. I think that’s unfair and I don’t think that’s a responsible way to move forward,” Heller said.
He is also concerned about effects on Medicaid.
Heller raised significant issues to state Republicans and senior center residents about how the bill would affect the state’s Medicaid population.
Heller joined other senators in opposing the “Cadillac Tax.”
According to Conservative Review, the senator only has a 58% rating for his liberty score.
It shows that Ryan’s led House plan is facing criticism from everyone, including conservatives, moderates, and liberals.
Although Heller currently opposes it, that may all depend on VP Mike Pence and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He asked them to allow the Senate to make significant changes to the bill in its current form.
Unless the Senate would be able to make those changes, the House plan doesn’t have a chance to survive, putting more pressure on Ryan.
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