The Loyal Republican Senator From Kansas Who Helped Kill The Health Care Bill

Sen. Jerry Moran speaks during a Senate hearing in June 2017. Moran’s opposition has effectively killed the latest Republican healthcare plan.

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Sen. Jerry Moran speaks during a Senate hearing in June 2017. Moran’s opposition has effectively killed the latest Republican healthcare plan.

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Updated at 2:00 p.m. ET

One of the senators who stuck the knife into the Senate’s latest plan to replace the Affordable Care Act was one Republicans hadn’t been worried about.

On Monday night, Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran and Sen. Mike Lee, a fellow Republican from Utah, announced their opposition to the measure on Twitter, effectively killing Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), which had been the GOP plan to replace the ACA.

In a statement also issued on social media, Moran said while he remained committed to repealing Obamacare, Congress needs to make a “fresh start” on writing a replacement bill and do it in an “open legislative process.”

“We should not put our stamp of approval on

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/07/18/537877556/the-loyal-republican-senator-from-kansas-who-helped-kill-the-health-care-bill?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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