WV GOP Senator willing to be "that one person to kill healthcare bill"

West Virginia voted for President Trump by large margins last year, but West Virginia Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito is dead-set on not seeing Trumpcare become law.

Linda Mack | Jul 11, 2017

West Virginia voted for President Trump by large margins last year, but West Virginia Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito is dead-set on not seeing Trumpcare become law. She told Politico that she will sink the legislation if it comes down to her.
Capito said that large numbers of her state's Medicaid recipients and modest-income West Virginians of all ages could lose coverage if the bill goes into effect. The Congressional Budget Office concluded recently that 22 million Americans nationwide could lose coverage over the next 10 years under the bill, with some of the steepest losses among Medicaid recipients.
"I only see it through the lens of a vulnerable population who needs help, who I care about very deeply," she said during the interview, which Politico published Sunday. "So that gives me strength. If I have to be that one person, I will be it."
As many as a dozen other Senate Republicans express disapproval of the bill, but most of them are not as unequivocally opposed as Capito appears to be. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), for example, blasted the draft bill repeatedly and said he would not vote for it but later said that he would vote in favor if it came down to one final vote.
Republican senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) also expressed serious concerns about the bill. But they both called for more debate on the bill and reworking of its languageand stopped short of saying they would never vote for it. Nonetheless, three defections is all that it would take to prevent the bill from clearing the chamber.

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