Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) slammed the Republican-backed health care bill in a New York Times op-ed published Monday, claiming that the GOP bill is throwing money at the problem instead of trying to find a solution.
"Like many other senators, I had hoped that this was where things were headed during the last several weeks as the Republican bill was discussed," Johnson said in the op-ed. "We’re disappointed that the discussion draft turns its back on this simple solution, and goes with something far too familiar: throwing money at the problem."
Johnson is one of five GOP senators to have announced that they are not going to vote for the repeal-and-replace legislation. Johnson said the bill does not go far enough to undo certain Obamacare provisions.
"Like Obamacare, it relies too heavily on government spending, and ignores the role that the private sector can and should play," he said.
Johnson is calling for improvements to the bill in order to provide Americans with better quality and access to health care.
“Republican leaders have told us the plan unveiled last week is a draft, open to discussion and improvement,” Johnson wrote. “I look forward to working with Senate leadership and the president to improve the bill so it addresses the plight of the forgotten men and women by returning freedom and choice to health care.”
Some are convinced Johnson will not change his mind and will vote "no" on the bill.