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Republican senator opposed to health bill says it leaves out 'forgotten man'

Sunday, July 02, 2017 - 01:34

Utah U.S. Senator Mike Lee, among several Republicans opposed to a proposed healthcare bill from Senate Republicans, says it leaves out the poor and the ''forgotten man and woman'' -- including some of the very people who helped propel President Trump to victory last November. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Utah U.S. Senator Mike Lee, who is among several Republican opposed to a proposed healthcare bill from Senate Republicans, said on Sunday (July 2) that the bill leaves out the poor and the "forgotten man and woman", including some of the very people who helped propel President Trump to victory last November. "This bill... has bailouts for insurance companies. It has hundreds of billions of dollars in tax relief for the affluent," Lee told the CBS news program Face the Nation. Republican leaders are in a frenzied push to shore up support for a healthcare bill in the U.S. Senate after a non-partisan congressional office said last week that it would cause 22 million Americans to lose insurance over the next decade. At least three other conservative Republicans - Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Ron Johnson - have said their opposition remained unchanged after the CBO analysis. Trump urged Republican senators in a tweet on Friday (June 30) to repeal Obamacare immediately if they cannot agree on a new plan to replace it, muddying the waters as congressional leaders struggle for consensus on healthcare legislation.

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Republican senator opposed to health bill says it leaves out 'forgotten man'

Sunday, July 02, 2017 - 01:34