McCain says he can not vote for Graham-Cassidy bill

McCain says he can not vote for Graham-Cassidy bill

Susan Collins (R-ME) leaning against.

As if on cue, Donald Trump began his weekend with an early morning Twitter tantrum, this time focusing on Republican Senator John McCain.

"John McCain never had any intention of voting for this Bill, which his Governor loves".

Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can afford to lose the support of only two Republicans, assuming all Democrats vote against the measure to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Susan Collins told CNN that "it's very hard for me to envision a scenario where I would end up voting for this bill".

"If we don't have a CBO score, no one can credibly say they know what's in the bill before we pass it", U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Black Earth, said last week. There are already two Republican senators on record opposing the bill from GOP Sens. "Maybe. Maybe they go forward and don't bring up anything", Paul said. Lindsey Graham, McCain's closest Senate ally, and Sen.

If Collins comes out against the bill, crafted by GOP Sens.

It would end Obama's Medicaid expansion and subsidies for people buying private insurance and combine the money into new block grants for states. "But I'm just not for this block granting concept because it is affirmative vote that I have agreed to keep Obamacare". We must not consent to such undemocratic government actions but together develop a health care bill that fulfills our public responsibility to support and empower all Americans.

McCain on Friday announced his opposition the Republican ObamaCare overhaul bill, which could doom GOP leaders' attempts to pass the health care reform legislation. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. It's also unclear if senators on the fence would support a procedural motion on the bill even if they decide they are against Graham-Cassidy in the end.

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Collins said she had a lengthy conversation Saturday with Vice President Mike Pence, who she said urged her "to think more thoroughly about some issues".

He also says he can't back it without knowing the proposal's impact on insurance coverage and premiums.

Collins also said senators are continuing to change the bill as they lobby to keep it from failing, and those changes could make it hard for the Congressional Budget Office to provide a full analysis. The bill was also criticized for failing to ensure all people with preexisting conditions would not face higher premiums and for cuts to Medicaid.

He also claimed that Arizona's Obamacare premiums went up 116% a year ago, and added that Sen.

Collins' vote is key.

While Paul remains wary of that proposal, he signaled Sunday that he is willing to consider a "narrow" version of the legislation, which would give states vast authority over money provided under the Affordable Care Act and waive many federal rules and regulations. And there are few Republicans campaigning aggressively in the bill's favor, aside from its sponsors.

"It's not dead", Marc Short, the White House director of legislative affairs, told "Fox News Sunday".

"Our research indicates that he is the decisive factor", said Steven Law, the president of the Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC tied to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that has spent nearly $8 million backing unusual. The same analysis shows other states would lose ground.

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