Alexander Statement on Senate Vote to Debate Health Care Bill

Posted on July 25, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 25, 2017 – Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement about the Senate’s vote to begin debate on a health care bill:

“Every senator, Republican and Democrat alike, will now have a virtually unlimited opportunity to debate and offer amendments to help put together a health care bill that helps Americans. Throughout this process, my focus will be on Tennessee, where 350,000 Tennesseans who buy their insurance in the collapsing individual market—songwriters, farmers, the self-employed, small businessmen and women—may find themselves with zero options in 2018 and 2019.”