Cruz Holds Austin Town Hall On Health Care With Veterans

Cruz Holds Austin Town Hall On Health Care With Veterans

"We've got to keep our word".

"What I'm trying to do is bring Republicans together, unite the Republican conference in the senate, bring together conservatives, bring together moderates, bring together the president and the administration and get it done", Cruz said. Ted Cruz to help revive a health care bill that now lacks enough Republican support to pass - a move that risks alienating moderates in the party. "As we've said time and time again, Democrats are eager to work with Republicans to stabilize the markets and improve the law".

A version of the legislation, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, that included the Cruz amendment was reportedly sent to the Congressional Budget Office over the recess for an analysis for its impact.

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More than a dozen Austin groups planned to rally outside the hotel ahead of the event, which will be livestreamed.

Cruz, who once staged a faux filibuster on the floor of the Senate in opposition to Obamacare, apparently did not care for a taste of his own medicine from his constituents.

But in the muggy heat outside the Austin event, protesters countered that Americans can come together to defend the law Cruz calls "Obamacare".

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The Senator and the CVA team head to Houston for the weekend, and Saturday's town hall.

Cruz said it is critical for Congress to focus on lowering premiums and to "honor our promise to repeal Obamacare - it isn't working and people are hurting across the state and across the country".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled Thursday that Congress will have to patch up Obamacare's ailing markets if Republicans can not smooth over their differences and pass a replacement plan. While a contingent of moderate Republicans in the Senate hinted at opposing the Senate plan, Cruz and other conservatives announced they couldn't support the bill.

Aides siding with the Texas Republican say he made it clear to leaders from the start that the Senate bill should give people the freedom to buy cheaper health plans that are exempt from federal regulation.

Cruz at first ignored them but eventually replied, "Let's talk about Obamacare".

"It would give consumers the freedom to choose more affordable plans that better meet their individual health care needs", Mr. Cruz said.

"Now I think there is an even worse outcome in failing to do it, which is passing a bill that is entitled Obamacare - that has it in the title - but that doesn't actually fix the problem", Cruz said.

"These are the types of reforms that would help roll back the damage inflicted by Obamacare", Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham said in a statement.

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