Whoa! This brave Democrat is breaking rank to join GOP on replacing Obamacare

Not all Democrats blindly support Obamacare.

Sen. Jon Tester broke ranks Thursday with his Democratic colleagues and announced that the Affordable Care Act is in need of repealing and replacing.

“Health care affects everyone in this country and we need to try to get it right” the Montana Democrat told Fox News / Fox Business host Neil Cavuto. “The bottom line is the people expect us to work and work together to get something done that fixes the health care bill.”

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Cavuto observed that under both plans — Obamacare and the American Health Care Act — Americans still end up with what is essentially government-provided, guaranteed and supported health care.

“If people need help getting health care we out to give them help,” Tester said.

The senator said he doesn’t support the version of the American Health Care Act that the House approved Thursday, saying that it didn’t go far enough, according to Tester spokesman Luke Jackson.

“Sen. Tester has always said that he will support any bill that increases access to affordable health care. The bill passed by the House today doesn’t do that,” he said in a statement to The Hill.

Clip via Fox News Channel

Tester’s break from the party of Jefferson and Jackson came as welcome news to many on social media.

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But Tester’s defection didn’t please everyone.

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Tester is up for re-election next year in a state that President Donald Trump won with 55.6 percent of the vote to Hillary Clinton’s 35.4 percent.


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