GOP Senator: House O’Care Repeal Bill ‘Should Be Viewed With Caution’

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a news conference following a meeting with Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite at the Presidential Palace in Vilnius, Lithuania, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. McCain is a part of the U.S. Senate delegation including fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democrat Sen. Amy Klobuchar that is visiting the Baltic region for talks with local political leaders. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
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While House Republicans defend the swiftness with which they’re bringing an Obamacare repeal bill to a vote after a number of last-minute changes, one of their GOP counterparts on the other side of the Capitol said he was “concerned” about their process.

About an hour before the American Health Care Act was scheduled for a vote, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) tweeted that the legislation “should be viewed with caution.”

House Republicans are expected to pass their bill Thursday without seeing an updated Congressional Budget Office score on some major changes they made in the last two weeks to shore up support for the legislation. Among those changes is a waiver option for states to opt out of certain Affordable Care Act insurer mandates.

 

 

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