The Graham-Cassidy Bill Is Effectively Dead

The GOP's Catch-22 On Obamacare

The GOP's Catch-22 On Obamacare

Maria Cantwell said Friday.

The latest legislation is being co-sponsored by McCain's close friend, Sen. It would also end the federal subsidies that help people buy private insurance. Recalling a list of 10 "no" votes he was told he needed to court, Trump said, "John McCain was not on the list, so that was an unexpected thing".

Meagher said Republicans and Democrats typically wait for a score after a review from the Congressional Budget Office before voting.

States that rejected the Medicaid expansion would gain $73 billion. In 2027, when the block grant money ends, this amount would increase to almost $3 billion annually.

The Affordable Care Act was loosely based on Massachusetts' health care system, which was signed into law in 2006 by Gov. Mitt Romney.

Cantwell was joined by Jazmin Williams, 31, of Seattle, whose 7-year-old daughter, Kyra, was diagnosed last spring with a brain condition caused by abnormal blood vessel growth. Aides to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said earlier this week that he planned to force a vote, and that could still happen, to clearly show who was for the plan, and who was not. When asked if she believed Russia's efforts were a personal attack on her, she said she doesn't take it personally.

"This little girl is who that repeal is going to affect", Williams said, holding a picture of Kyra and fighting back tears. The issue is too important, and too many lives are at risk, for us to leave the American people guessing from one election to the next whether and how they will acquire health insurance.

Provisions shoehorned into the Republican health care bill dangle extra money for Alaska and Wisconsin, home states of one GOP senator whose vote party leaders desperately need and another who co-sponsored the legislation, according to analysts who've studied the legislation.

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All eyes remain on Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). Rand Paul against it, Republicans can't afford any other defections from their ranks.

"The Graham-Cassidy bill is the worst Trumpcare bill yet", said Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, president and CEO of the Planned Parenthood League of MA.

"He seems very focused on doing what he thinks is right, but also by doing what he is doing, he is making it easier for other senators to vote the way they want to vote, knowing what the outcome is likely to be", Axelrod said. The Obamacare law has extended coverage to 20 million Americans, prohibited insurers from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, and allowed young adults to stay on their parents' plans until age 26.

At least 300,000 Coloradans would lose their Medicaid coverage starting in 2021 as a outcome, state officials expect.

Republican senators have until September 30 to push a repeal bill through.

U.S. President Donald Trump, anxious for a major legislative victory, has called for the repeal, saying in a Twitter comment last week, "I hope Republican Senators will vote for Graham-Cassidy and fulfill their promise to Repeal & Replace ObamaCare".

"I have some initial concerns, and will continue to research the legislation and listen to my constituents on the best approach to health care reform in this country", Faso said Wednesday.

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