Health care groups oppose GOP bill

Oregon would lose about $13 billion in federal funding by 2016 under the Cassidy Graham bill according to a study by Avalere

On Friday, the Republican senator announced he would vote against the Graham-Cassidy bill. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Ryan: Graham-Cassidy "best, last chance" to repeal ObamaCare Collins skeptical of new ObamaCare repeal effort MORE (R-Me.) who has suggested she is leaning toward voting no on Graham-Cassidy, along with Sen.

With Senator Rand Paul already a hard no - because the measure doesn't go far enough - all eyes turn to Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, moderates who joined McCain in voting down the last attempt at Senate reform, have not confirmed their position, although Collins said on Friday that she was "leaning against" it.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that he plans to put the Graham-Cassidy bill up for a vote next week. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy.

"We tried hard to get a bipartisan solution, but right in the middle of it we had 15 Democratic senators with "Medicare for all" to blow it all up and then here came the Republicans with a Republican bill", Alexander said.

The latest legislation is being co-sponsored by McCain's close friend, Sen.

"Graham-Cassidy will give Arizona the flexibility it needs to innovate and lower premiums while maintaining protections to ensure access to quality, affordable care for individuals with preexisting conditions", Flake said in a statement Friday. "Far from it. The bill's authors are my dear friends, and I think the world of them". That defeat had been seen by many as the end of a seven-year campaign pledge by many Republicans to repeal Obamacare.

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Among Republicans, 66 percent favor the GOP plan over Obamacare, while 23 percent said they prefer Obamacare; 31 percent of conservatives prefer Obamacare, the poll showed. The centers' analysts note that the "new" bill contains the the same measures as last July's "repeal-without-replace" effort, which CBO found would take away insurance from 32 million. Lindsey Graham of SC and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, among others, would reverse a number of elements in Obamacare.

Turner said it is still possible Collins might be persuaded to vote "yes" on the bill or that supporters could change Paul's mind.

Collins voted against a July repeal bill and is a key swing vote in the current dynamic.

"Alaska had a 200% plus increase in premiums under ObamaCare, worst in the country", Trump tweeted.

McCain says he can't support a last-ditch push to overhaul the Obama-era health law. John McCain would break from his party and not support the Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. John McCain came out against the measure.

Graham-Cassidy would cut access to services for millions of women and men by eliminating federal funds for Planned Parenthood, which provides people with preventive care, including birth control, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment.


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