King Skeptical of Senate Obamacare Repeal Legislation

King Skeptical of Senate Obamacare Repeal Legislation

Rep. Peter King, R-NY, said Monday he may not support the latest attempt by Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, despite voting for the last attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare.

“Right now, I don’t see how I could vote for it,” King told the Washington Post. “It’s extremely damaging to New York.”

King added that New York would “do worse as far as Medicaid funds” go in the bill put forward by Senators Lindsey Graham, R-SC, and Bill Cassidy, R-LA, than under a bill that failed in the House earlier this year.

“Whether it was right to have the Medicaid expansion in the first place, the fact is, it’s in place now,” he said. “You have local governments and hospitals, basically the health-care apparatus in New York, is conditioned and based upon getting that funding, and it would be extremely damaging.”

King said the legislation appeals “to the rural states at the expense of the urban, suburban states like New York.”

“So as of now, I’m a no, and I don’t see myself changing on that,” he said.

via Talking Points Memo

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