Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has introduced a new health care bill that would purportedly repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with only support from Republicans. Described as a one-time deal, Cruz’s bill would be part of a single budget resolution that could be passed under reconciliation, which allows legislation to pass with a 51-vote majority support.
Republicans have been working on a three-part plan to replace the ACA, starting with limited repeal and then following it with replacement and then health care reform; each phase would involve a new piece of legislation. Cruz’s plan would theoretically get the job done with just one vote.
On Wednesday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere discussed the new bill, which is being shopped around the Senate.
“I can’t imagine it’s gonna happen because it just sounds right,” Glenn said skeptically. “It sounds good. And when was the last time something right and good came out of Washington?”
The House passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare earlier in May, but the legislation has a long way to go in the Senate, where it could change completely. The new bill introduced by Cruz would allow people to purchase insurance across state lines and would include "medical malpractice reform, health savings accounts and the expansion of association health plans,” the Washington Examiner reported.
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