Dem Senator Says He Could Possibly Vote for an Obamacare Repeal Bill


Democratic Sen. Jon Tester (Mont.) said Tuesday that he could possibly vote for a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Tester appeared on CNN with host Kate Bolduan, who asked Tester if he could work with President Donald Trump on repealing and replacing Obamacare.

"Do you think you can work with this president on a health care bill, if the promise is still to repeal and replace Obamacare?" Bolduan asked.

"I absolutely do, and I hope it happens sooner rather than later," Tester responded.

Tester said Obamacare has had positive effects on the health care system but has also caused problems that need to be addressed.

Bolduan sought clarification from Tester on his position.

"If the bill says ‘repeal' on it, are you going to be able to support it?" Bolduan asked.

"Well, it depends what the replacement is," Tester said. "If the replacement increases access and affordability, you're darn right I'll be there. If it just increases access but not affordability, then we got a problem."

Tester is up for reelection in 2018 in what is considered a vulnerable seat for Democrats to lose. Trump won Montana in the 2016 presidential election.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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