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Risch ‘disappointed’ with outcome of Senate health care votes last night; Crapo still wants to repeal, replace

Idaho Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo voted in favor of every version of the Senate GOP health care bill that was proposed in last night’s marathon Senate session, but none, including the last-ditch “skinny repeal” bill, passed. Here are Risch’s and Crapo's statements on the outcome and the path forward:

RISCH: “I was disappointed in the Senate’s failure to repeal and replace Obamacare this week. I will continue to work with my colleagues to hopefully find a path forward.”

CRAPO: “Last night, I voted to give consumers more choices, states more flexibility to tailor plans for their citizens, and financial assistance to providers.  Obamacare's history of rising premiums, disappearing coverage, and middle class tax increases remains unchanged.  Although last night’s vote was unsuccessful, I am steadfast in my commitment to repealing the ongoing collapse of the current failed health care structure and replacing it with a market-based health care system that works to deliver affordable care to all."

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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