While House Republicans are wrangling over a health insurance fix to Obamacare, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner says the support is there in the Senate on both sides of the political aisle to get a fix before the end of the year.
Appearing on the Fox Business Network, Gardner said:
“I think the Senate has the votes to pass a repeal and replace bill that actually gets to the point of reducing costs making sure that we overturn some of the bad elements of the Affordable Care Act that led to a disruption of the individual market, and a lack of competition in the marketplace,” he explained.
The House had hoped to pass an overhaul of Obama’s healthcare nightmare during Trump’s first 100 days, but that deadline is this weekend.
With so many hands on it in the House trying to fix everything at once, perhaps we should look to the Senate to craft some relief.
Getting rid of the high price tag penalty for not buying insuraace should be first on the list. Keep the mandate for preexisting conditions coverage and let the free market operate before tens of thousands of more Coloradans lose their health insurance policies.