LOGAN – It is unclear what happens now that the Republican Senate voted “no” Thursday night on a healthcare bill the legislators had hoped would overhaul or eliminate Obamacare. The bill would have done away with the individual mandate and requirement that companies with 50 or more employees provide coverage.
Danny Beus, chairman of the Cache County Democratic Party and coordinator for the Cache County Latino Caucus, said many of the people he works with would have been hurt badly by the bill, and that he has people to thank.
“Senator Collins and Murkowski of Alaska have been instrumental in the fight against repealing and so we’re grateful for their hard work and their common sense,” he said. “That’s the hardest thing about politics these days is that people feel they are obligated to vote down party lines.”
Beus also expressed thanks to Republican Senator John McCain who came to Washington soon after his brain surgery because he wanted to make sure that any bill that passed was fair and met his expectations.