Wednesday, March 15, 2017

GOP Opposition to AHCA Grows as Trump Looks for a Deal

Lifezette by Jim Stinson -- 

Debate over a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act seemed to have GOP lawmakers increasingly frazzled Tuesday, even as the White House stepped up a charm offensive and rumors of a compromise package percolated across Capitol Hill.

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) avoided reporters who greeted him as he made his way from his office building to the Senate floor late Tuesday afternoon.

 Earlier in the day, Cotton told radio talk-show host Hugh Hewitt that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan for a “three-step” process to repeal Obamacare was political fantasy.

“Hugh, there is no three-phase process. There is no three-step plan,” Cotton said. “That is just political talk. It’s just politicians engaging in spin.”

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