Millions could be left uninsured under Obamacare repeal

25 September, 2017, 00:19 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Jabin Botsford  The Washington Post

McCain noted in his statement that he opposes the bill even though it is sponsored by his friend and fellow Republican, Senator Lindsey Graham of SC. Rand Paul of Kentucky as the second Republican in the upper chamber to announce a "no" vote on Graham-Cassidy, the latest repeal bill to be introduced in the Senate. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Their bill was only introduced earlier this month, and Republicans meant to vote on it next week with only a preliminary Congressional Budget Office score that would not have analyzed the legislation's effects on health care coverage or its overall costs to the federal government.

In addition, 46 percent of voters said they would be less likely to vote for a member of Congress if he or she voted for Graham-Cassidy, while 23 percent would be more likely.

Donnelly said, "I've said from the beginning that we can improve our health care system by working together, Democrats and Republicans". Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he will not support Graham-Cassidy.

McCain says he isn't voting in favor of the bill sponsored by Sens.

How many people would lose coverage if it were passed Because it won't get a CBO score before it's voted on, we don't know how many people would lose health care coverage under the new bill.

The bill would also end the Medicaid expansion that 31 states and Washington, D.C., took advantage of under Obamacare and overhaul the funding for traditional Medicaid.

Collins has said she is particularly anxious that by giving states wide latitude to change the ACA's current requirements, it could prompt insurers to hike up rates for consumers with costly medical conditions.


Donald Trump went on the attack on Twitter on Saturday morning over the latest failure of the Republican-controlled Senate to pass healthcare reform.

"Previous partial repeals he voted for left the "replace" fight for another day, enabling him to vote yes", Gor said.

As Republicans control 52 seats in the Senate, they would have to persuade at least one of those three senators to vote for the bill in order to pass it with a simple majority under the budget reconciliation process.

Graham and Cassidy forcefully pushed back at those charges on MSNBC, explaining their plan does protect those with pre-existing conditions. He blamed a looming September 30 deadline that GOP leaders were racing to meet to take advantage of a procedural rule allowing them to pass their bill with just 51 votes.

Sen. John McCain has made good on his maverick nickname.

"The whole concept of Graham-Cassidy is built on the American principle of federalism".

Given unified Democratic opposition, Republicans can only afford two defections and still reach the 50-vote threshold.

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