Blunt: US Senate doesn't have votes to ax Affordable Care

4 years 5 months 1 week ago Thursday, August 13 2015 Aug 13, 2015 Thursday, August 13, 2015 11:41:35 AM CDT August 13, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri's Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt said the Senate doesn't have enough votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Blunt told reporters after a Wednesday discussion at a Jefferson City hospital that the focus now should be on addressing concerns with the health care overhaul law.

The visit to the Jefferson City hospital was one of several stops planned this week to speak with health care workers across Missouri. Blunt said he wants feedback on Democratic President Barack Obama's health care law.

Blunt said he's interested in hearing about the impact on rural hospitals. He also noted interest in how the overhaul has affected urban hospitals, which he said might have high numbers of patients with health insurance or those on Medicaid.

 

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