Lawmakers from Indiana react to delayed vote on health care plan

The planned vote on Senate Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare won’t come until after the July 4th recess.

A handful of Senate Republicans have announced they will not vote for the bill as it is, citing concerns about lost healthcare coverage for some and feeling rushed to approve a bill that was only just revealed to the public last week.


Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana is speaking up about the delay.

“It is clear that this current bill would not improve our health care system, and that its time for Senators to work together in a bipartisan manner to make reforms to the healthcare system that will stabilize the market and help make health care more accessible and affordable for Hoosiers,” said Donnelly.

Indiana Congressman Larry Buschon shares his frustrations.

“Its unfortunate we have to go through this reconciliation process because if we didn’t, we’d already have a full repeal probably on the President’s desk. In an ideal world, from a House perspective, it’d be nice if the Senate would change the rules and make that happen,” Buschon explains.

The Congressional Budget Office announced the plan would reduce the number of insured Americans by 22 million. President Trump has invited all 52 Senate Republicans to the White House to discuss the proposal, according to Fox News.