McCain has urged a resumption of the Senate health committee's effort to craft a bipartisan bill to stabilize the individual insurance market, which was derailed by the renewed repeal drive. Susan Collins of ME, came out against the bill. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Here is a copy of the bill for you to review if you wish.
If you pay any attention to national news, you have heard that Republican senators (specifically Graham and Cassidy) have introduced one last version of health care - to replace and replace the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. At that point, RECONCILIATION will no longer be an option. However, a vote on the bill using Senate budget reconciliation rules would have to occur by September 30.
By Monday afternoon, it was the worst-kept secret on Capitol Hill: the latest GOP health care bill was headed for failure.
"At some point", Trump said at the White House, "there will be a repeal and replace".
President Trump on Tuesday said he was "disappointed" that some "so-called Republicans" were opposing the Senate's latest effort to repeal ObamaCare.
I'm a bit out of steam from my rants and phone blitzes during the last two attempts to repeal Obamacare.
"This is simply not the way we should be approaching an important and complex issue that must be handled thoughtfully and fairly for all Americans".
Collins, McCain and Paul have each voiced separate, fundamental problems with either the bill's content or the repeal process as a whole. John McCain said he "cannot in good conscience" support the Graham-Cassidy bill - an announcement that makes it extremely unlikely the bill will pass. Maybe we don't agree with them all the time; maybe they have a different vision for the role of government than many of us do.
According to Politico, Sen.
It is hard to decide which is the worst aspect of the Republicans' latest try at repealing Obamacare: the irresponsibility, the cruelty or the lies. Lindsey Graham, one of the bill's principal authors, had called it "federalism versus socialism". That would be enough to sink the bill given the Republicans' narrow 52-48 majority in the Senate. 3 GOP Senate leader, said Monday, after Collins joined a small but pivotal cluster of Republicans saying they're against the measure.
Near the end of the Senate Finance Committee hearing, Sen.
"My preference obviously would be to pass [Obamacare repeal] this week", Johnson said.
"But let me tell you about Sen".
"We know what we're against", Graham said.
"People are going to die in nursing homes if people don't have the community and home-based services they need", Adanski-Smith, a small-business owner, added. Tim Scott said. "It's obvious - we don't have the votes right now, you don't vote until you have them".
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), a liberal-to-moderate Republican much like Collins, objects to cutting subsidies to Planned Parenthood and also wants more money for Alaska, which has the nation's highest health care costs.
Murray placed the blame squarely on Republican leaders. "And with these guys, if they got their way, there would even be more plans, more bureaucracy, more complexity, more money going to the insurance companies". "I am disappointed that Republican leaders have made a decision to freeze this bipartisan".
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