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Cornyn Pledges Repealing Obamacare A Top Priority

Ryan E. Poppe
Texas Public Radio
US Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) said Americans deserve "coverage that they choose at a price they can afford."

US Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) told the President and his fellow lawmakers Tuesday that the first priority of the new Congress is to repeal Obamacare.


The Affordable Care Act was passed without any Republican support in 2010.



Now it may be on the chopping block according to Cornyn, who says the ACA has “failed” the American people.


“Many lost their insurance altogether after being promised by the President himself ‘if you like what you have you can keep it,” Cornyn said. "We know that many folks no longer have access to the doctor or healthcare plan of their choice because their doctor has either quit accepting that insurance, or retired, or health plans have simply pulled up stakes because they can’t compete.”


The healthcare act which was designed to cover millions more Americans with affordable health insurance is unlikely to be removed soon, though, since no replacement plan is in place.

Wendy Rigby is a San Antonio native who has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. She spent two decades at KENS-TV covering health and medical news. Now, she brings her considerable background, experience and passion to Texas Public Radio.