When Austin retiree Gary Marsh stood up and said, "Can I please request that you refer to it as the Affordable Care Act?"
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday said Cruz's amendment is a non-starter. Under Cruz and Lee, premium payments from these younger, healthier policy holders - who usually need less medical care - will help offset the cost of covering frillier ACA plans.
Cruz said it is critical for Congress to focus on lowering premiums and to "honor our promise to repeal Obamacare - it isn't working and people are hurting across the state and across the country".
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had hoped to vote on the bill last week but that prospect faded following the release of a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report that estimated the bill would increase the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million within the next decade.
Back inside, retired engineer and Navy veteran, Bill Kelberlau, said he agreed with what he heard from the Senator.
Others in attendance support Cruz's vision for health care.
"Right now I'm looking at the Cruz consumer choice amendment as the primary vehicle that makes the most sense to me", Meadows said, "and I applaud him for stepping out", Meadows added.
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"As I see it, that basic plan, people are going to get sick - they're going to get really sick - and that plan is not going to cover what they're sick over like cancer and things like that", Abuabara said.
Sen. Richard Burr, another ally to Senate leadership, said, "The Senate bill keeps current-law protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions, prohibiting the denial of health insurance coverage for this reason".
"If we can not bring the conference together and agree on repeal legislation, then I think President Trump's absolutely right that we should pass a clean repeal", Cruz told reporters.
Sen. Cruz argues that his amendment would allow for more flexibility when it comes to choosing healthcare plans and that patients with pre-existing conditions can continue to purchase insurance plans with the help of the BCRA's tax credits and stabilization funds.
"Bernie's view, he wants free everything for everyone", he said.
Other conservative groups like the amendment.
The idea has also won the approval of Rep. Mark Meadows, the chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus in the House, who tweeted Thursday: "When you create competition allowing people to make the best choices for themselves-prices go down". With 52 Republicans in the Senate, McConnell would have to win over most of those "no" votes.
Cruz said such a repeal should be delayed "either a year or two years" to give lawmakers time to work separately on a replacement.