GOP Sen Lee: Repeal Obamacare, Then Replace — Current Bill Does ‘A Whole Lot for the Insurance Industry’


Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) explained why he remains a no-vote on the current health care proposal before the Senate proposed by the Republican leadership. One of the concerns raised by Lee’s colleagues in the Senate according to show co-host Clayton Morris is that some of the details fine print remain unclear. Lee argued that was reason for the Senate to proceed with a repeal vote now and work on the replacement in the future. “That’s always a concern,” Lee replied. “It’s one of the reasons why I’ve advocated for the last six months pushing a simple repeal bill — something patterned perhaps, or built upon the foundation of the 2015 repeal bill, you know, the one we passed in December of 2015. If people knew what was in there, they could vote on that. We could pass that with a delayed implementation provision, and then we could figure out what comes next later in an iterative, step by step process — one that could potentially involve Democrats once Obamacare has been repealed.” Morris then asked if repeal were to be passed by the Senate, why should people have confidence that Congress would