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Senator Tim Scott defends Republican failure to repeal Obamacare

Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) took to his social media account Tuesday to explain why it was so difficult to repeal and replace Obamacare after a stinging defeat for the Republican effort in the Senate. He said that any government entitlement is hard to repeal once implemented.

“When I was elected to Congress in 2010,” he tweeted, “along [with a] record-breaking Freshman class, the major platform was repealing [Obamacare, and] the national debt.”

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“Not everyone got to keep their doctors, and they weren’t able to keep their plans,” he said. “These are facts – you can’t argue with them. And that’s not how our health care system should work.”

“Two things happened along the way to where we stand today,” he continued.

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“So that’s where we stand today. A bad program that has grown deep roots, and a bitterly divided political culture,” he explained.
“I remain committed to repealing the ACA and replacing it with a system that works for all families. The ACA is not sustainable, and hasn’t been from the beginning. Its foundation was built on certain groups that never signed up.”

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“You can’t just put your head in the sand and ignore those facts and hope that it lives forever,” he added. “But here’s what I’m not doing – I’m not going to impugn the intentions of people who disagree. I truly believe we all want what’s best for our nation and her people. To me, that’s finding a better solution than the ACA provides.”

“I’m not going to give up on repealing the Unaffordable Care Act,” he concluded. “American families deserve better.”

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The Obamacare repeal and replace bill from the Senate Republicans failed after too many senators said they would not support it. Some have indicated they intend to vote on a clean repeal of Obamacare next.

U.S. Senator Tim Scott speaks about the effects of Obamacare on small businesses.

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