Republicans strain for Obamacare repeal

by Sophie Craig September 21, 2017, 0:36
Republicans strain for Obamacare repeal

The new bill, put forth by Sens. Lindsey Graham, of SC and Louisiana's Bill Cassidy. After Sept. 30, any bill to change the law would need 60 votes to pass the Senate. GOP Senators John McCain of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME - all of whom voted against the first Republican effort to repeal parts of Obamacare - are undecided, although McCain indicated that he may "reluctantly" back the new effort.

While these differences would all seem to make Graham-Cassidy better from a conservative perspective, Paul says that block-granting the money to the states makes Graham-Cassidy unacceptable.

The bill from senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-La.), and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may have gained new momentum now that a bipartisan effort to fix problems with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has collapsed.

Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy appeared on Kimmel's show that same week and coined the phrase "The Jimmy Kimmel test" - could a middle class family be able to pay for an operation like Billy's? "But I am confident that we can reach a deal if we keep working together, and I am committed to getting that done".

"It is the Leader's intention to consider Graham-Cassidy on the floor next week", said a spokesperson for McConnell.

The Senate must act on the bill by September 30 or face a certain Democratic filibuster.

"I am disappointed that Republican leaders have made a decision to freeze this bipartisan approach and are trying to jam through a partisan Trumpcare bill", she said.

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Kimmel also argued the bill would leave more without health care coverage and raise premiums.

"Stop using my name, okay, because I don't want my name on it", Kimmel said.

The biggest reason is that the bill repeals Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid.

"It takes money from the Democrat states and gives it to the Republican states", Paul said on Monday.

The group of 10 governors said that only bipartisan approaches "can achieve true, lasting reforms". Skeptics fear the formula used to distribute federal funds will have a negative impact on those that opted to expand Medicaid under Obamacare as they would receive significantly less under the policy.

But in July, when the Senate voted on a repeal bill that clearly violated those principles, Cassidy voted yes.


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