It All Comes Down to Ted Cruz

Politician Direct 170711_POL_smilinTed.jpg.CROP.promo-xlarge2 It All Comes Down to Ted Cruz Politics Slate    There’s a lot riding on Sen. Ted Cruz. Above, Cruz onstage at the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio.

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The key, now, to passing the Senate health care bill is winning over the votes of at least Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Utah Sen. Mike Lee. The key to winning over Cruz and Lee is to include Cruz’s “Consumer Freedom” amendment in the bill, which would allow insurers to sell individual market plans that don’t comply with Obamacare’s regulations so long as they also sell at least one plan in the same market that does. And the key to getting Cruz’s amendment in the bill is to ensure that it won’t scare away more votes than it gains.

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Jim Newell is a Slate staff writer.

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