Sen. Cotton calls Graham-Cassidy bill 'vast improvement' over Obamacare

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - As the deadline approaches for Congress to act on the Graham-Cassidy healthcare legislation, several governors and senators have now thrown their support behind the bill.

Senator Tom Cotton joined Governor Asa Hutchinson and others in support of the bill, calling it a "vast improvement" over the Affordable Care Act. A spokesperson for Cotton said that if the bill comes to the floor "he intends to vote for it."

Cotton's support of the bill comes two days after Hutchinson labeled it the "best and last" chance to repeal and replace Obamacare.

On Twitter, at least one constituent said that his local office told them he "heard from enough constituents" and needed to think.

 

 

But Cotton's spokesperson said that the person's account is incorrect and they want to hear from "as many Arkansans as possible." He said offices in both Washington D.C. and Arkansas are happy to take in any calls from Cotton's constituents.

The Congressional Budget Office, which provides estimates on budget and economic information, said it will not release an assessment until after the September 30 deadline has passed. The CBO report will look at the whole legislation including the proposed block grants and waivers.

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