GOP Cannot “Just Hang Up” on Calls to Repeal Obamacare

Washington – According to reports, efforts to bring together the diverse House Republican Conference fell apart yesterday. Today, Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) 49% told National Journal that the moderate Tuesday Group agreed last night that they would not meet or work with the conservative House Freedom Caucus. “If that call comes in just hang up,” Collins reportedly said. Heritage Action released the following statement from chief executive officer Michael A. Needham:

“This is the definition of intransigent. With premiums rising and access to high-quality care declining there is too much at stake to ‘just hang up’ on calls to truly repeal Obamacare. Conservatives are acting in good faith to deliver on longstanding campaign promises and drive down premiums for Americans struggling under Obamacare. The refusal of some within the Republican Conference to reciprocate is stunning and will only help the Democrats’ presidential nominee in 2020.”

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