McCain Deals Potentially Fatal Blow to Latest Obamacare Repeal Bill

McCain Deals Potentially Fatal Blow to Latest Obamacare Repeal Bill

McCain Deals Potentially Fatal Blow to Latest Obamacare Repeal Bill

A US GOP Senator has announced his displeasure against pressure to vote for the latest Senate plan aimed at repealing Obamacare, saying he "won't be bribed or bullied". But like all the times before, it appears as though the latest GOP incarnation of Obamacare Lite will fall short in Congress. John McCain announced Friday that he opposes the Republicans' last-ditch Obamacare repeal effort, which could almost nearly kill the bill.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has set a vote on the bill for next week. Through tweets and interviews, he has listed his grievances against the proposal.

Republican senators faced a major new hurdle Friday in their efforts to overhaul the nation's health-care system when Arizona Sen.

John McCain of Arizona joined Sen. McCain and Collins, along with Sen.

Kimmel, who became part of the debate on United States healthcare legislation in May after emotionally discussing his newborn son's emergency heart surgery, took aim at Senator Bill Cassidy on his show on Tuesday night.

Researchers have found that if Republicans passed Graham-Cassidy, an additional 41,600 Americans would die each year. They face a September 30 deadline for action on the legislation, at which point special rules that prevent a Democratic filibuster will expire.

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It's hard to say exactly what the coverage losses would be under the Graham-Cassidy bill, experts say. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, have also said they are undecided on the bill.

While Republicans have pledged to repeal the Obama-era health care reforms, they have struggled to secure enough support to do so amid fears that proposed alternatives would dramatically increase the number of Americans without health insurance. A bill of this impact requires a bipartisan approach.

Block grants give states chunks of money that they can spend on health care. Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, are already viewed as nearly certain to vote against the proposal. "Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it".

The moderate ME lawmaker on Friday said she is "leaning against" the Graham-Cassidy bill that would dismantle former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

Between 2020 and 2026, Missouri would receive $4 billion more in federal health spending under the Graham-Cassidy proposal compared to current law, according to an analysis by Avalere funded by the Center for American Progress. Cassidy had referenced Kimmel on CNN, asking if principles he believed were necessary to pass a repeal and replacement of Obamacare.

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