Not only is the House GOP’s Medicare plan in jeopardy, a key Republican committee chair says that repealing President Obama’s health care plan is also a dead end for now.
“Is the repeal dead? I don’t think the Senate is going to do it, so I guess yes,” Dave Camp (R-MI), chair of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, said yesterday at a policy breakfast in Washington.
Camp made a splash at the same event yesterday when he said that he would not advance the House Republican’s proposal to privatize and cut Medicare in his committee based on its lack of support in the Senate.
Benjy Sarlin is a reporter for Talking Points Memo and co-writes the campaign blog, TPM2012. He previously reported for The Daily Beast/Newsweek as their Washington Correspondent and covered local politics for the New York Sun.