Meet the GOP senator who wants to bridge the Obamacare divide

Meet the GOP senator who wants to bridge the Obamacare divide

By Jennifer Haberkorn (Politico) –

COVINGTON, La. — Sen. Bill Cassidy got cheers on late-night television for calling for an Obamacare replacement plan that would pass what he calls “the Jimmy Kimmel test” — that is, cover children like the comedian’s son recently born with a congenital heart defect.

But the first-term senator and physician is not seeing that support from his GOP colleagues.

“He knows of what he speaks,” said Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican. “But we’ve got to find a way to get behind a consensus bill.”

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