PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A handful of Republican congressmen from our area are coming out against the GOP Healthcare bill.
Six area GOP Congressmen aren’t on board with the health care plan in its current form, according to CBS News.
In Pennsylvania, it’s all four of the local Republicans.
– Brian Fitzpatrick from Bucks County
– Pat Meehan from Delaware county
– Ryan Costello in Chester County
– Charlie Dent from Lehigh County.
And then in South Jersey, it’s a “nay” from two out of the three GOP reps: Chris Smith and Frank LoBiondo.
LoBiondo, on Twitter and Facebook, says his concerns about Medicaid and pre-existing conditions haven’t been resolved.
Morning #SouthJersey. Vote on healthcare bill set for 1-2pm. My concerns about Medicaid, preexisting conditions not resolved. Will vote NO
— Frank LoBiondo (@RepLoBiondo) May 4, 2017
The sole South Jersey republican voting yes is playing a big role in the bill’s potential passage.
Tom MacArthur introduced an amendment that allows states to apply for waivers to opt out of key Obamacare regulations.