Congressman Peter Welch Discusses Future Of Health Care Reform Following Senate Failure | WAMC

Congressman Peter Welch Discusses Future Of Health Care Reform Following Senate Failure

Aug 2, 2017

In a dramatic Senate vote, Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, went down last Friday. Now, a bipartisan group of 40 House members have written to Speaker Paul Ryan proposing four reforms.   Vermont Democrat Peter Welch says the defeat of the Republican bill is providing an opportunity to refocus and bring lawmakers to the table for practical discussions on how to repair and improve the Affordable Care Act.

"There are things that are broken about it and we’ve got to fix them. But repealing it is not the answer and John McCain put that to rest."

Congressman Peter Welch is a member of the newly formed Problem Solvers Caucus, a bipartisan group of 40 House members who will seek consensus on tax reform, infrastructure, repairing the Affordable Care Act and other issues.