Sen. Graham argued that his Republican coalition’s proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare through block grants remains the best option to rescind the Affordable Care Act. GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has announced his opposition and GOP Sen. It was the second time in three months that McCain, at 81 in the twilight of a remarkable career and battling brain cancer, had emerged as the destroyer of his party’s signature and yearslong pledge to voters on health care. Now, the 32-million figure is an estimate from the CBO on what it would look like if Congress repealed the Affordable Care Act without a replacement. Wouldn’t it be ironic if he took John McCain’s place – and they definitely do not like each other. Tell that to the people of Arizona who were deceived. The effort to gain Murkowski’s support is also viewed as uphill, given the repeated insistence of Alaska’s governor, independent Bill Walker, that any “deal” to secure her support likely wouldn’t assuage his concerns and opposition to the bill.
The entire Democrat caucus opposes the bill, meaning Republicans can only afford to lose two votes if the measure is to pass. Democrats are unanimously opposed. McCain is a long-time friend of Republican Sen.
Multiple aides involved in the process say the focus on winning Alaska Sen. “Deductibles high, people angry! Lisa M comes through”.
Trump, without offering support for his assertion about former presidential rival Paul, said: “I know Rand Paul and I think he may find a way to get there for the good of the Party!”
But there was no doubt where Trump stood on McCain. John McCain during a campaign rally Friday night, saying the Arizona senator had let down his constituents.
MA has the highest rate of insured people in the nation, with 97.5 percent of residents having either private, employer or government-backed medical coverage previous year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In an impassioned and extended monologue on his show, Kimmel trashed the Graham-Cassidy bill and accused Sen. Graham-Cassidy is a trillion dollar reshuffling of all the Obamacare money. “Let Arizona down!” Trump wrote about McCain on Twitter early Saturday morning. (A single hearing on the bill is scheduled for next week.) “I can not in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal”, McCain said in a statement Friday. Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Rob Portman (R-OH), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and John McCain (R-AZ) have all either signaled nonsupport or are pressing for more aggressive legislation.
Trump spoke at a rally for Sen.
Up until McCain’s announcement, McConnell allies were optimistic McCain’s relationship with Graham might make the difference. They face a September 30 deadline for action on the legislation, at which point special rules that prevent a Democratic filibuster will expire. Patty Murray of Washington have been working on a package of limited legislative fixes to the health law’s marketplaces.
And 16 major medical groups issued a joint statement against the Republican legislation. The legislation proposes to instead convert those pots of money to block grants for states. “Better control & management”, Trump tweeted. Trump pushed hard, hungry for a win.
“Allowing people to buy insurance across state lines through like a health care co-op”, Paul said.
She stated that she had several concerns related to the proposal. “It destroys Medicaid as we know it; it reimposes potentially pre-existing conditions; it eliminates the consumer protections for opioid addiction and abuse treatment, for maternity care and for other kinds of services that are really essential”. Our federal government has a duty to protect our citizens with the most basic health care.