PressTV-Republicans dismiss new bipartisan health deal

A bipartisan Senate deal that could bolster Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers has been dismissed by Republicans.

The deal, which had been worked out by Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democratic Senator Patty Murray of Washington, would restore $106 million in funding for a federal program that helps people enrolled in insurance plans.

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) speaks to the media about a possible bipartisan agreement with Democrats to fund key Affordable Care Act insurance subsidies, on Capitol Hill, October 17, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)

Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC), the chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee in the House, rejected the deal on Tuesday, saying, “Anything propping [Obamacare] up is only saving what Republicans promised to dismantle.”

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) did not indicate that he would bring the bill…

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