- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sen. Cory Gardner said Thursday he believes there’s bipartisan support in the Senate to undo parts of Obamacare and pass a new law before next year.

“I do think there is support in the Senate, bipartisan support, to undo the bad effects of the Affordable Care Act,” said Mr. Gardner on the Fox Business Network.

The Colorado Republican said the main goal is to lower premium costs that have skyrocketed in the individual marketplace under the current law.

“I think the Senate has the votes to pass a repeal and replace bill that actually gets to the point of reducing costs making sure that we overturn some of the bad elements of the Affordable Care Act that led to a disruption of the individual market, and a lack of competition in the marketplace,” he explained.

Mr. Gardner said that the Senate bill may not look exactly like the House bill, which he said he has not seen the details of, but that he believed they could pass a repeal bill before next year.

House Republicans released their revised health care plan this week to mixed reviews, especially from moderate members who say there still isn’t enough protection for those with pre-existing conditions. A vote is still not set for the GOP’s revised health care plan.

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