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Schumer: All 48 Democrats Support Health Deal

If Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., puts the bill on the floor, it would "pass overwhelming," Schumer said

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    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday that all 48 Senate Democrats support the health care deal negotiated between Senators Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., NBC News reported.

    If Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., puts the bill on the floor, it would "pass overwhelming," Schumer, D-N.Y., said during an interview on NBC’s "Meet The Press."

    After numerous attempts at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act failed to pass Congress, the two leaders of the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Sen. Alexander and Sen. Murray, started creating an outline for legislation that’s aimed at stabilizing the health insurance markets.

    "This is a good compromise," Schumer said. "It took months to work out. It has a majority. It has 60 senators supporting it. We have all 48 Democrats, 12 Republicans. I would urge Senator McConnell to put it on the floor immediately. It will pass, and it will pass by a large number of votes."