Skip to comments.GOP senator: McConnell Medicaid comments a 'breach of trust'
Posted on 07/17/2017 11:54:30 AM PDT by GIdget2004
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is hedging over whether he'll back the Senate's new ObamaCare replacement bill.
Johnson initially indicated he could back the measure, but told a local newspaper that he's now not so sure because of comments by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) suggesting some Medicaid cuts in the bill may not happen.
"I am concerned about Leader [Mitch] McConnell's comments to apparently some of my Republican colleagues 'Don't worry about some of the Medicaid reforms, those are scheduled so far in the future they'll never take effect,'" Johnson told the Green Bay Press-Gazette in remarks that were first published on Friday.
The Senate GOP bill dramatically reforms and scales back Medicaid funding a move that is drawing pushback from several key swing votes. But, according to The Washington Post, McConnell is privately telling undecided moderates that some of the deepest cuts to the program will never happen.
Johnson stressed he has to "confirm" McConnell's comments, but if that is the Kentucky Republican's pitch it would be a "pretty significant breach of trust" with many conservatives supporting the bill because it includes entitlement reform.
"I think those comments are going to really put the motion to proceed in jeopardy, whether it's on my part or others," he said.
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JUST REPEAL TH G***M THING!!!
NO ONE WANTED IT
IT WAS SOLD ON ALL LIES
AND IT IS FAILING MISERABLY
Perfect analysis. Unfortunately the politicians in the Senate have a different agenda, which appears to be growing the government at our expense, and eventually enslaving us to it.
How could there not be more protests over McConnell being in charge?
Cruz has already outed McConnell as a liar. He is worse than any of the Clintons.
McConnell has no intention of you or I, the regulat John Q. Public, in saving our ‘tens or hundreds of dollars’ in health insurance expenditures, UNTIL MCCONNELL GETS HIS THOUSANDS FROM THE LOBBYISTS IN HIS DIRTY HANDS!!!
Cruz added an amendment that was far from conservative. Cruz is a share the wealth income redistribution for health care BS artist.
Anything, such as these Medicaid cuts, pushed 10 years out, indeed are never intended to take effect.
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