On Tuesday, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) urged his colleagues to come up with a "small, bipartisan, and balanced" bill to stabilize America's insurance markets. "We need to put out the fire in these collapsing markets," said Alexander, the chairman of the Senate's health committee. He called for the bipartisan proposal to be crafted by mid-September, but some of his party brethren are still pushing for a one-sided repeal of ObamaCare: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said repeal proposals from Sens. Rob Portman (Ohio), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Ted Cruz (Texas), and more would still be explored. Meanwhile, Sen. John Thune (S.D.), the third-ranking Senate Republican, urged President Trump not to end ObamaCare's cost-sharing subsidies, as he has threatened to do.
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