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Sen. Scott reacts to Senate's vote to move forward on health care debate

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On Tuesday the U.S. Senate took up a vote on whether or not to move forward on a Republican health care.

The vote was 51-50 on the bill aimed at dismantling the Affordable Health Care Act, with Vice President Mike Pence serving as a tie-breaker.

The procedural vote marked a major win in Congress for Pres. Trump and Senate GOP.

Sen. Tim Scott issued the following statement after the vote:

I committed to the voters of South Carolina seven years ago, three years ago and again last year that I would work to repeal and replace Obamacare with a health care system that focuses on patients and doctors, not bureaucrats in Washington. Today we took a step towards that goal, and I look forward throughout the week to discussing with my colleagues the importance of repealing and replacing Obamacare.

With triple digit premium increases, huge deductibles and just one insurer left in the ACA marketplaces, South Carolinians deserve a better system. By offering tax credits to those who want health care but can’t afford it, reforming Medicaid, and protecting those with pre-existing conditions, we can take a big step in the right direction.”

The Senate will now move to debate on repealing and replacing Obamacare and any amendments offered through the open amendment process. Later in the week, a series of final votes will be held.

Sen. Lindsey Graham tweeted his support for the vote on Tuesday:

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