Alexander Votes to Take Next Step to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

Posted on July 28, 2017

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2017 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement about the United States Senate’s vote today, 49-51, not to approve an amendment that would have moved the health care bill debate to a conference of the Senate and the House of Representatives:


“I voted to take the next step toward what I believed was our best opportunity to repeal and replace Obamacare. The Senate's failure to do this leaves an urgent problem that I am committed to addressing: Tennessee's state insurance commissioner says our individual insurance market is very near collapse. Unless Congress acts, many of the 350,000 Tennesseans who buy health insurance in that market—songwriters, farmers, the self-employed—face the real prospect of having zero options to buy insurance in 2018 and 2019.”