Moran, Roberts vote to proceed with health care debate

A week after halting the Senate’s progress on passing the Better Care Reconciliation Act, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran voted yes on a motion Tuesday to proceed with debate.

Moran, in a statement said, “For Years I have been committed to repealing and replacing Obamacare.” Moran goes on to say that he supports a bill that fully repeals the law and puts a two-year expiration date on Obamacare to allow the full legislative process toward crafting a replacement bill.

Sen. Pat Roberts also voted yes on the motion to proceed. Roberts had previously been in favor of the BCRA. Moran says the GOP bill “missed the mark for Kansans” and “did not address the rising costs of health care.”