McCain will not support latest Obamacare replacement

McCain will not support latest Obamacare replacement

Bill sponsor Lindsay Graham (R-SC) tweeted that he "respectfully disagree [s]" with McCain's position, adding that his friendship with the longtime senator, -a bromance that has been much beloved by the media-is "not based on how he votes but respect for ... the person he is". "But it is the only bill that repeals individual and employer mandates, block grants funding to states and offers waivers for Obamacare regulations that has any chance of passing this year".

In a statement issued Friday afternoon, Arizona Sen.

Senator John Thune was on Fox News Channel just after McCain's blockbuster announcement.

Collins said she is waiting to see a preliminary report from the bipartisan Congressional Budget Office, which has damaged the perception of past repeal bills with unfavorable projections.

The states that have not expanded Medicaid - all but one led by Republicans - would gain an average of 12 percent during that period.

There could still be a vote on Graham-Cassidy. Alaska has unusually high health care costs because of the remoteness of many communities.

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.

Kaine said he is frustrated Medicaid is even included as part of the proposed deal and believes it's about more than health care. "Maybe there will be a surprise in there", she said.

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"This little girl is who that repeal is going to affect", Williams said, holding a picture of Kyra and fighting back tears. "We press on", Graham said at the end of a brief tweet storm.

A key Republican U.S. senator said Sunday she finds it "very difficult" to imagine herself voting for the party's latest plan to dismantle nationwide health care policies championed by former Democratic President Barack Obama, a crucial vote that likely would doom the repeal effort this week. The moderate Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski had already voted no this summer.

Paul is the other Republican senator to publicly announce his opposition.

Sen. Bill Cassidy will defend the Republican "Obamacare" repeal bill before a Senate panel on Monday. "I think they're cutting the money out of the Affordable Care Act and they're cutting the money out of Medicaid so they can turn around next month and put in a big tax reform package that will hand tax breaks to the wealthiest". 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.

A study by the University of Southern California and the Brookings Institution, released Friday, estimated that 15 million people would lose coverage by 2019 if the bill passes, and 32 million would lose coverage in 2027.

Senate Republicans defeated an effort earlier this year to repeal Obama's law, which had been approved by the House.

"I can not in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal", McCain said in a statement.

Toomey, a Republican, hasn't said yet whether he supports it. Casey, a Democrat, opposes it.

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