Johnson One Of Four GOP Holdouts On Obamacare Replacement

6/23/17 – Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson is one of four U-S Senate Republicans who oppose a quick vote on the Obamacare replacement bill. Johnson and senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Mike Lee say they’re “open to negotiation and obtaining more information” before it goes to the floor. But the G-O-P can only have two no votes and still approve the package — so it’s possible it could be delayed beyond the July Fourth recess, despite Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s effort to get a vote before then. Johnson has said the Obamacare markets need to be stabilized first — and on M-S-N-B-C Thursday, Johnson defended key parts of the bill, including the ending of expanded Medicaid benefits that Obamacare provided. Wisconsin’s other senator, Democrat Tammy Baldwin, called the package heartless and said it would make families pay more to get less.