In a blow, influential Republican a 'no' on health care bill
May 3, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — A respected moderate Republican lawmaker dealt a significant blow Tuesday to the languishing GOP health care bill by coming out against it. The White House and House leaders sought holdouts' support in hopes of pushing the measure through the chamber this week, but remained short of votes.
The latest opponent was Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., who until this year chaired the House Energy and Commerce Committee and is considered a leader on health issues. He said the measure would undermine insurance protections current law gives people with pre-existing illnesses, which legis...