Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has issued the following statement regarding the updated draft of the Senate health care bill that was released today:
"The revised draft Senate health care bill prevents Obamacare's imminent collapse and retains essential reforms putting Medicaid on a sustainable path preventing a future fiscal crisis.
"Fighting the scourge of opioid and heroin abuse remains a top priority of mine, and this draft directs another $45 billion to treat addiction. Additional changes to increase competition and choice in the individual insurance market will help to make coverage more affordable and accessible for the thousands of Pennsylvanians who have seen their premiums skyrocket under Obamacare.
"While I support this draft in its current form, it is not perfect. I am disappointed that the commitment to repeal all of Obamacare's taxes was abandoned. In the coming days, I will thoroughly examine this draft and welcome the thoughts of my colleagues, constituents, and advocacy groups who hope to make constructive progress on this issue."