VIDEO: Senate Republicans Release Revised Bill To Replace ObamaCare

By  //  July 13, 2017

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ABOVE VIDEO: Senators react to revised GOP health care plan

(FOX NEWS) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday re-launched his bid to overhaul chunks of ObamaCare, unveiling a revised bill with concessions to conservatives and moderates alike – though key senators already have voiced opposition.

The new plan, significantly, includes a provision based on a proposal by Sen. Ted Cruz allowing insurers to offer lower-cost, bare-bones policies.

The Texas Republican said in a written statement he is “encouraged that the revised bill ensures consumers have the freedom to choose among more affordable plans that are tailored to their individual healthcare needs.”

The change could help sway fellow conservatives, while also making the job of attracting moderates more difficult. Once again, McConnell faces an uphill climb in stitching together a fragile coalition in his own party to even bring the bill to the floor, after a similar bill was sidelined in the face of political headwinds last month.

“We need to bring this thing to closure,” Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota said Thursday on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “Get it to the finish line. And be able to get something on the president’s desk that will rescue people from a failed ObamaCare system that has markets collapsing and rates going through the roof.”