Sen. John Thune said Republican senators will continue to work to repeal the health-care law enacted last year, and he predicted the Supreme Court will finish the job.
A GOP effort to repeal the law failed Wednesday, when the Senate vote on the repeal was 51-47 against it. Thune voted for the repeal, and South Dakota’s other senator, Tim Johnson, a Democrat, voted against it.
Sen. Tim Johnson said it’s time for members of Congress to put aside their differences as they prepare for a summit on health care today at the White House.
Johnson, speaking with reporters on a scheduled conference call, stressed that the meeting is not only bipartisan, but also needed as Congress continues to struggle with the health-care issue. The 9 a.m. meeting will include Democrat and Republican leaders. “Republicans and Democrats will meet at the White House (today) and try to find common ground in health-care reform legislation,” Johnson, D-S.D., said. “There is a lot that both parties can agree on and it’s time to put politics aside and finally address a problem we have talked about for decades.”
Members of the Davison County Commission on Tuesday expressed concern that a legal request from an Avera collections attorney could mean another round of expensive indigent health-care costs for the county.
The commissioners weren’t aware that the attorney’s actions were not supported by Avera Queen of Peace management.
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