Republican senators faced a major new hurdle Friday in their efforts to overhaul the nation’s health-care system when Arizona Sen.
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel also praised McCain’s pledge to vote “no”, calling him a “hero”. Bill Cassidy over the GOP bill. The news sent health care stocks higher.
Gary Claxton, a vice president with Kaiser, said its estimates also are based on different assumptions than Cassidy’s.
“I can not in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal”, the Arizona Republican said in a statement.
Sen. Patty Murray, the lead Democrat who had been negotiating with Alexander, praised McCain’s decision to oppose Graham-Cassidy on Friday, saying she is “ready to keep working” now that Republican attempts to repeal Obamacare appear to be dead once again.
“The issue is too important, and too many lives are at risk, for us to leave the American people guessing from one election to the next whether and how they will acquire health insurance”, he said.
Graham-Cassidy will not be scored by the Congressional Budget Office before the fake deadline of September 30. GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has announced his opposition, and GOP Sen. Republicans would need both she and Alaska Sen.
Republicans hold a slim majority in the Senate, with 52 of 100 seats. He was targeted as a possible Man of Conscience last time around, who could be teamed up with the Republican women, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, who were the only ones with enough integrity to steadfastly oppose their party’s bill.
Gov. Paul LePage joined Vice President Mike Pence in Washington Friday.
The bill, sponsored by Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham, is the GOP’s last hope of tearing up the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – and they’re trying to force it through before policymakers and the public can understand its implications.
Bob Corker said about the health care reform plan drafted by GOP Sens.
This latest analysis measures how block grant funding would be allocated among the states in the individual years of 2020 and 2026. John McCain of Arizona for dealing a crippling blow to the Graham-Cassidy ObamaCare replacement bill.
“No matter what personal sacrifice I will face”, Menendez added, “when Republicans bring the bill to the Senate floor, I will be there to vote against it”. I see these comments from these angry people that say, ‘What qualifies you to talk about this stuff?
McCain cast the decisive vote back in July that derailed an earlier version of the party’s health care bill. It would repeal the financing for Obama’s health insurance expansion and create a big pot of money states could tap to set up their own programs, with less federal oversight.