As GOP House members prepare to vote on repealing Obamacare for the 31st time on Wednesday, one Republican disagrees with tossing out the regulations that protect consumers, like the prohibition on lifetime coverage caps and preventing discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions. Freshman Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) told the New York Times these patient protections should “absolutely” remain — even if health care costs increase. “If it means increasing my premiums, so be it,” he said. “That’s what insurance is about.” Last month, McKinley’s office sent out a flier touting his opposition to the House Republicans’ budget plan that would drive up Medicare costs for seniors.
The title of this post has been changed to clarify that Rep. David McKinley would vote to repeal Obamacare.