Five Republican senators are urging President Donald Trump to do more than just repeal and replace Obamacare.
In a letter to the president, Sens.
Lamar Alexander, Lindsey Graham, Cory Gardner, John Barrasso and Patty Murray call for a “path to reconciliation” for a replacement plan.
They write, “We believe that we can work together to find the path forward in a bipartisan fashion to achieve this important goal of fixing the country’s health care system.”
The letter also calls for the administration to release a list of the most popular health care plans on the market and the number of people who would qualify for coverage under that plan.
“In the midst of this year’s election cycle, the American people deserve to know that the Affordable Care Act will continue to be fully repealed and replaced, and that our President will continue the President’s promise to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare,” the senators write.
The letter comes as Senate Republicans continue to struggle to cobble together a plan to replace Obamacare with a bill that is less restrictive than the Republican plan put forward last month by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
In the wake of the Republican health care plan being pulled from the Senate floor last week, Trump threatened to pull funding from Planned Parenthood and other women’s health organizations.
The president has since backed off that threat, but the Republican leaders plan to hold a vote on the funding on Monday, March 11.