'Getting in Bed With Chuck Schumer': 'Outnumbered' Calls Out GOP Opponents of Health Care Bill
Senate Republican leaders are struggling to bring their ObamaCare overhaul bill to the floor, with at least five GOP senators holding out.
Susan Collins of Maine, Dean Heller of Nevada, Mike Lee of Utah, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Rand Paul of Kentucky indicated after the Congressional Budget Office "score" came out Monday that they won’t vote in favor of starting debate on the floor.
Five senators opposed the bill immediately after its release last week: Heller, Johnson, Paul, Lee and Ted Cruz of Texas.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) needs support from at least 50 of the 52 Republican senators to even start the debate.
Sen. Paul has said he won’t back the motion to proceed to debate unless the bill is changed.
I'll discuss w/ him how to fix bill & get more to a YES on real repeal, things I've tried to tell Senate leaders with no result so far
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 27, 2017
On "Outnumbered" today, Dagen McDowell said Paul is being "foolhardy" because he fails to see that the GOP bill reforms the individual insurance market, budgets an open-ended entitlement and cuts taxes by $700 billion.
"You're getting in bed with Chuck Schumer," McDowell charged.
She pointed out that Schumer is aiming for a single-payer health care system, which would lead to the U.S. "going broke" in 11 years and seniors' insurance being cut.
"That's the road to health care for the American people? That is ludicrous," she said.
Eric Bolling said there needs to be a third alternative if ObamaCare doesn't work and the Republican bill doesn't appeal to enough GOP senators.
Meghan McCain said the big headline to emerge from this health care debate is "broke in 11 years under single-payer."
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