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New bill replacing Affordable Care Act may be a long way off

New bill replacing Affordable Care Act may be a long way off
New bill replacing Affordable Care Act may be a long way off
Posted at 4:40 PM, Jul 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-18 14:01:01-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The senate GOP leader has come up with a new approach to ending the affordable care act after two more republican senators announced that they would not back their party's bill.

Although he doesn't have the republicans votes to replace Obamacare, senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he's not giving up on health care reform.

McConnell is calling for congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act first and give itself a two year window to come up with a new health care law.

Political contributor, Dr. Ed Moore says we may not see a new bill passed until much later.

"I'm starting to believe that they are not really concerned with getting this bill passed till after 2018. If they pass the bill to soon and it gets out there and if things go wrong with it, the republicans own it," Dr. Moore explained. "It might be detrimental to them in the 2018 elections. Post 2018 it gives them a little bit more time. They've not been that aggressive trying to get this passed."

President Trump tweeted his support for repeal first and replace later. But he also tweeted to "Let Obamacare fail and then come together and do a great healthcare plan."