Some Republican senators are no longer committed to full repeal of Obamacare.
That’s the takeaway from recent statements made by GOP senators about the Medicaid expansion, and whether or not repealing it will be included in the partial Obamacare repeal the Senate votes on via reconciliation (which means they only need 51 senators to vote in favor of it).
“I am very concerned about the 160,000 people who had Medicaid expansion in my state. I have difficulty with that being included,” Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V., told The Hill. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., told The Hill, “I respect the decision of our legislature and our governor on Medicaid expansion.”
And one anonymous GOP senator told The Hill, “Repealing the Medicaid expansion is not going to be in there because it’s too problematic for many Republicans.”