US Senate Republicans have announced that they plan to make major changes to the Obamacare replacement legislation that was pushed through the US House of Representatives, less than a day after the bill was approved by the House Rules Committee.
“We’re writing a Senate bill and not passing the House bill,” said Senator Lamar Alexander. “We’ll take whatever good ideas we find there that meet our goals.”
He added that in the condition that the Senate passes its own bill, the House will either have to approve the Senate version or negotiate a compromise with senators.
Hence, any compromise bill would need to be endorsed by both the Senate and the House prior to being sent to US President Donald Trump to sign.
Republicans had already criticized Obamacare as an excessive government intrusion into the health care market and contended that it was harming economic growth by burdening businesses.
They were forced to pull the same bill in March…