WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Senate Democrats pushing back. They took to the senate floor Monday night, putting pressure on Republicans to stop the dismantling of Obama care.
"Do you want to reform it? We’re with you. Do you want to improve it? We’re with you," Virginia Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) said.
From the senate floor to social media, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine tried to show his GOP colleagues what is at risk if they rush a repeal.
"If you repeal the affordable care act without any replacement, 30 million people could lose their health insurance," Kaine added.
Even some Republican lawmakers are expressing their concern.
"I think the day we repeal it we should also replace it," Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said.
Paul is introducing a bill this week that is a combination of some of the top Republican proposals for replacing the ACA. This includes expanded access to insurance plans and repealing regulations that prevent the purchase of less expensive options. His effort is gaining the support of President-elect Donald Trump.
"He said he agreed with me. He said it’s what he’s been saying on the campaign trail and he liked what I had to say so this week we’d send him our bill," Paul added.
Colorado Senator Cory Gardner says Republicans will be ready to replace.
"When it’s repealed it will be replaced there is no doubt it will be replaced with an idea that is better than the disastrous results of Obama care," Gardner (R-CO) said.
As Paul rolls out his plan to replace, Kaine and other Democratic members will hold nationwide rallies to continue to push Republicans not to repeal.
Fellow Kentucky senator, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke on the senate floor Tuesday. He added the people of Kentucky are demanding change and repeal means relief.