McCain has proposed a new solution to the issue with Obamacare

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The U.S. Congress needs to discuss health care reform and make decisions on a bipartisan basis, to avoid repeating the mistakes of the medical care system Obamacare, said one of the members of the Republican party Senator from Arizona John McCain.

On Monday it became known that the proposed Republican bill to replace the existing in-country health care system Obamacare refused to support the four senators representing the Republican party. On the background of the failure of all democratic senators to vote for the document this means that it will not be accepted.

«One of the major problems Obamacare was that it was written strictly based on party lines (Democrats – ed.) was conducted (through Congress – ed.) without a single Republican votes. As soon as this law (system of Obamacare – ed.) down in Arizona and across the country, we must not repeat the mistakes that led to the collapse of Obamacare,» — said in a statement, McCain.

«Congress should now return to normal procedure, conduct hearings, obtain information from members of both parties and to listen to the recommendations of our governors, so we can pass a bill that will finally provide Americans with access to quality and affordable healthcare,» said the Senator.

Earlier, the leader of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate Chuck Schumer made a similar appeal: he called on Republicans to work together on a new bill in the health sector.

In may, the house of representatives voted by a margin of just one vote for the replacement of the new initiatives of a set of laws, known as Obamacare, and also held a slim majority in the Board of the Barack Obama in 2010. The new program, the implementation of which succeed the President, Donald trump and speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan, aims to increase competition in the healthcare market and lower prices, which in the US at record high on a global scale.

Republicans say that the previous reform Obama, obliging everyone to buy insurance and promised subsidies to the poor, do not reach the goals, and only reduced access to health care. Democrats, in turn, believe that the Republican program is equivalent to tax cuts for the rich and that it will lead to the loss of jobs and decline of medical services for the poor and middle class.


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