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Senate Republicans voted to start debate on a health care bill this week, reaching a majority on the strength of “yes” votes from senators who previously voted “no,” including Rand Paul and John McCain. After this major step in the legislative process, no bills or efforts have passed.
Efforts have stalled and Congress is trying to decide what to do next. President Donald Trump says to let Obamacare “implode,” according to the Associated Press. Following is what people in the Prescott area have to say:
~ “Leave it alone because I have MS. My meds went up 180 percent and if I don’t get them next year and I end up in a wheelchair; it’s going to cost them a hell of a lot more.” — Sally Pickert (Prescott)
~ “We need better health care … for people who make less money and that (live in) poverty.” — Maddie Dundas (Prescott)
~ “They should have done what they promised and I think McCain and the other five are real wimps. Obviously when they voted to repeal two years ago, when they knew Obama was going to veto it proved that they didn’t mean anything and they’re liars.” — Pam Powell (Prescott)
~ “I think at this point, the health care reform needs to have medical marijuana in for the veterans. Veterans are suffering right now and it’s not really fair that they prefer to have opiate addictions that pretty much ensure their death…
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