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Obamacare Repeal: Blunt Says Lets Solve Problems; McCaskill Fearmongers

May 9th, 2017 by mopns_admin · No Comments

Last week’s vote in the House to repeal Obamacare has now placed repeal square in the hands of the Senate where it’s more dicey and up in the air. Senators’ McCaskill and Blunt give their opinions on the bill’s chances in the senate. Of course Senator Blunt took the statesman’s route by looking to solve the problem of healthcare affordability while Senator McCaskill stuck to the DNC’s fear mongering talking points. Sen. Blunt:

“The Senate is going to be looking at this to see what we can do to take the House work, look at what the House did, look at what we can do to improve that in our view and then see if that’s a bill that in all likelihood you have to go back to the House and say ‘here’s what you think, here’s what we think. For the states to have more options in Medicaid is a good thing, not a bad thing. Every state is different. This is a huge budget issue in every state. … You know, coverage is different than access, and both in the insurance market where a lot of people have coverage, but nobody has a place to go because their deductible is so high or in Medicaid where people are covered but doctors increasingly don’t want to take Medicaid patients, those are the kind of problems we ought to be solving.”

Sen. McCaskill

“I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, and I have been grateful every single day since to have high-quality health insurance and access to darn good doctors. It’s because of this coverage – which I get through Obamacare – that I can say today I’m cancer-free,” said McCaskill. “Way, way, way too many of our friends and neighbors don’t have the same options, and Trumpcare will only make that worse – especially for people who’ve had the nerve to be sick before. Make no mistake: This plan will deny millions of people access to the kind of care that saved my life. The Affordable Care Act isn’t perfect. It needs to be improved, and I’ve worked on specific ways to improve it. But Trumpcare isn’t the answer – it’ll be a disaster for working families.”


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