CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Republican U.S. Sen. John Barrasso says the GOP health care proposal isn't perfect but is a vast improvement over the current law enacted by President Barack Obama and Democrats.

Barrasso says after seven years of disruption and disappointment under the Affordable Care Act, it's urgent to enact a new law that puts patients first and begins to stabilize insurance markets that teeter on the verge of collapse.

Fellow Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi says the Republican plan focuses on tackling skyrocketing premiums while stabilizing the collapsing insurance markets and fixing the challenges facing Medicaid.

Enzi says it also frees the American people from purchasing insurance they either did not want or could not afford.