Rep. Hice targeted by group backing Paul Ryan over Obamacare repeal

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 Jody Hice remains the last Georgia GOP opponent to the recently proposed Obamacare replacement bill, and it seems to have made him a target for one group aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan.

The American Action Network announced last week that Hice is among 30 U.S. House Republicans whose district will be targeted with waves of robocalls. In total, $10 million will reportedly be spent attempting to pressure those in the Freedom Caucus to stand behind the new healthcare bill.

“After eight years of suffering under Obamacare, conservatives are close to repealing and replacing Obamacare with President Trump and Speaker Ryan’s reforms to lower costs, eliminate job destroying mandates, and put patients and doctors in charge of health care instead of Washington bureaucrats,” the robocall script says. “The legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare is coming up for a vote very soon.”

While Rep. Hice has remained a staunch opponent of the Affordable Care Act, he has expressed concerns with certain aspects of the bill.

“An offer is on the table. It has some good aspects, but it has some flaws,” Rep. Hice said during an interview on Fox Business.

When asked what issues he sees with the bill contains, the Athens Congressman pointed to the expansion of Medicaid and mandates placed on insurance companies.

Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk had stood against the bill, but changed his stance after a meeting with President Trump.

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