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Senator Tim Scott defends Republican failure to repeal Obamacare

Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) took to his Twitter account to explain why the GOP failed in repealing Obamacare, and what the next steps are. (Image Source: Twitter video screenshot.)

Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) took to his social media account Tuesday to explain why it was so difficult to repeal and replace Obamacare after a stinging defeat for the Republican effort in the Senate. He said that any government entitlement is hard to repeal once implemented.

"When I was elected to Congress in 2010," he tweeted, "along [with a] record-breaking Freshman class, the major platform was repealing [Obamacare, and] the national debt."

"Not everyone got to keep their doctors, and they weren’t able to keep their plans," he said. "These are facts – you can’t argue with them. And that’s not how our health care system should work."

"Two things happened along the way to where we stand today," he continued.

"So that’s where we stand today. A bad program that has grown deep roots, and a bitterly divided political culture," he explained.

"I remain committed to repealing the ACA and replacing it with a system that works for all families. The ACA is not sustainable, and hasn’t been from the beginning. Its foundation was built on certain groups that never signed up."

"You can’t just put your head in the sand and ignore those facts and hope that it lives forever," he added. "But here’s what I’m not doing – I’m not going to impugn the intentions of people who disagree. I truly believe we all want what’s best for our nation and her people. To me, that’s finding a better solution than the ACA provides."

"I’m not going to give up on repealing the Unaffordable Care Act," he concluded. "American families deserve better."

The Obamacare repeal and replace bill from the Senate Republicans failed after too many senators said they would not support it. Some have indicated they intend to vote on a clean repeal of Obamacare next.

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