Chuck Schumer: Democrats, Republicans on ‘verge’ of bipartisan Obamacare fix

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September 28, 2017

Paul-Ryan-2Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday that negotiators are on the verge of a bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare’s markets.

The New York Democrat said in his opening remarks on the Senate floor that Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., informed him that they are on the verge of a deal.

Talks for a narrow stabilization deal were scuttled last week as Republicans planned to take another shot at Obamacare repeal. That effort collapsed Tuesday because of insufficient votes, so the two senators returned to the table.

The senators have not said what bipartisan fix would include, and it is not clear if it could pass the House and President Trump would sign it. Alexander has called for a deal that gives states more flexibility for waiving Obamacare regulations in exchange for paying Obamacare insurer subsidies.

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • K.A. says:

    I’m SURE the Dems want to “stabilize” this mess. They’re trying to use Rinos to squirm out of this disaster they created and try to hide how really bad it is. If the Republicans help them out of this train wreck, they are dumber than even I thought they were.

  • bobnstuff says:

    Bipartisan, isn’t that a swear word for Republicans. Isn’t the republican party like a two year old, if they can’t do it themselves then they don’t want it and throw a fit if someone helps them. Putting a fix in for the ACA till a real healthcare bill can be put together makes sense. Republicans and Democrats working together on it is a good thing. The last few healthcare bills were just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. We need real repeal and replace. We need to fix healthcare costs not just how we pay for it.

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