Wisconsin lawmakers expected to vote along party lines on Obamacare replacement

Vote is expected Thursday
Posted at 6:21 PM, Mar 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-21 19:21:18-04

President Donald Trump told GOP members of Congress that their reelection hinges on how they vote on the American Health Care Act during a meeting with members of the GOP delegation Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

TODAY’S TMJ4 checked with all of the Wisconsin representatives for their votes on the healthcare bill scheduled for Thursday. As of newstime, responses were along party lines.

  • Paul Ryan (R) Janesville - YES
  • Mark Pocan (D) Madison - NO
  • Ron Kind (D) La Crosse - NO
  • Gwen Moore (D) Milwaukee - NO
  • Jim Sensenbrenner (R) Menomonee Falls - YES
  • Glen Grothman (R) Campbellsport - N/A
  • Sean Duffy (R) Wausau - YES
  • Mike Gallager (R) Green Bay - N/A

Grothman told 620 WTMJ Radio Tuesday, “I wasn’t satisfied with the proposal that came out of committee. But I had implications from leadership that if we got it out of committee there would be changes by the time it gets to the floor. We’ll see what kind of changes there are said Grothman.”

Changes were made to the plan late Monday and the bill now allows for states to receive funding as a block grant rather than on a per enrollee basis. It also allows states to require those that are able to work in order to receive benefits. The plan also sets aside $75 billion in tax credits to help seniors purchase care.

Moore’s offices said Tuesday it is unclear if the changes made to the bill will be enough to secure enough votes for its passage. The House is expected to vote Thursday.


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