Republican Sen. Dean Heller stated Friday that he’s “happy” the Republican politician effort to repeal portions of Obamacare eventually stopped working.
“I feel real pleased at the way this thing turned out and we’re turning the page now to tax reform” the Nevada senator stopped working to pass the Senate by a narrow margin of votes last month, had spoken up against earlier efforts to rescind the health-care law. Heller stressed aloud that reversing Obamacare in total would suggest his home state of Nevada would lose federal aids to support the state’s Medicaid program it broadened under Obamacare– despite< a href=http://www.heritage.org/health-care-reform/report/why-the-obamacare-medicaid-expansion-bad-taxpayers-and-patients > numerous cautions that doing so is unsustainable.”I can not support a piece of legislation that takes away insurance coverage from tens of countless Americans and hundreds
of countless Nevadans,”he said during a press conference in Nevada in June.Heller reacted Friday afternoon by tweeting that he was pleased with his vote in favor of reversing elements of Obamacare, not
the expense’s failure to pass.Fake news: I’m delighted with my vote to reverse Obamacare, an expense the @POTUS desired to sign and @DannyTarkanian criticized. https://t.co/nz16Es4rTo!.?.!— Dean Heller (@DeanHeller) August 11, 2017 Heller, who barely won his Senate seat in 2012, is dealing with an uphill fight in his campaign to get reelected for another term in 2018.