BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven says he needs more time to evaluate a revamped Republican health care bill.
The reworked bill pushed by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seeks conservative support by letting insurers sell low-premium policies with skimpy coverage.
Hoeven says he wants to see the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s evaluation of the bill before he decides. That’s expected next week.
Hoeven and a few other undecided senators who had opposed the first version of the bill met with McConnell Thursday. The lawmakers wanted details and numbers on how the bill would affect rural and Medicaid-dependent populations in their states.