After Vote Delayed, Kansas Senator Moran Announces Opposition To Health Care Bill

Jun 27, 2017

Sen. Moran speaks to reporters during a visit in Wichita. After initially staying on the fence about the Senate's health care reform bill, he released a statement Tuesday saying it "missed the mark for Kansans."
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Republican Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran says he doesn’t support the health care overhaul bill in the U.S. Senate. Leaders in the Senate announced Tuesday that they are delaying a vote on the bill over concerns that it didn’t have enough support.

Moran initially was one of the undecided lawmakers. That changed when the vote on the GOP plan was delayed: Now, he says the Senate bill “missed the mark” for Kansas and he would not have supported it.

Moran says he's glad the vote was delayed and says the full legislative process should be used to develop a better proposal.

Kansas' other senator, Republican Pat Roberts, already came out in support of the Senate bill, saying it wasn’t perfect, but they needed to move the process forward.

NPR broke down how the Senate bill compares to one in the House and the ACA:

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Stephen Koranda is Statehouse reporter for Kansas Public Radio, a partner in the Kansas News Service.