McCain says he can not vote for Graham-Cassidy bill

McCain says he can not vote for Graham-Cassidy bill

McCain says he can not vote for Graham-Cassidy bill

Trump, who also bashed McCain during a campaign rally Friday night, said the Arizona senator had let down his constituents, as well as his friend and fellow senator, Lindsey Graham of SC.

President Donald Trump is holding out hope that a last-ditch effort to overhaul the Obama-era health law isn't over.

In a surprise statement, McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, said: "I can not in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal".

An emotional TV advertisement featuring the mother of a grown woman with cerebral palsy is set to air urging Senate Republicans not to vote for the GOP health care bill.

McCain says he believes lawmakers could do better if Republicans and Democrats work together on a replacement for President Barack Obama's health care law.

This latest repeal and replace plan has yet to be reviewed by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, making it hard to know the plan's full impact. "What is clear, however, is that the legislation would result in very large reductions in insurance coverage", Brookings said. The lobbying of Paul, who has ripped Graham-Cassidy on a seemingly hourly basis the past week, has been largely left to the White House.

President Donald Trump took a shot at U.S. Sen.

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"So he made a decision to do something different, and that's fine", Trump said. Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions MORE (R-Ariz.) announced on Friday that he would be voting against the legislation, saying he wanted to opt for a bipartisan solution.

LePage cited a study from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that said ME would gain 44 percent more in funding by 2026 under the proposal by Republican Sens.

Walker's office did not respond Friday to a State Journal inquiry about how he would handle the question of whether insurers should be able to charge higher premiums. "I can't in good conscience vote to keep all the spending". "But that has not been the case". Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME has said she is leaning "no" on the proposal, and there are still questions as to where Alaska Republican Sen.

Graham said he's "completely convinced" that giving money back to the states is the correct way to address health care and vowed to "press on".

Collins criticized the bill because among other things it undermines protection for people with pre-existing medical conditions, according to the Portland Press Herald. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sen. As far back as April, insurers were anxious that they wouldn't have enough time to set rates for 2018. Committees of jurisdiction should mark up legislation with input from all committee members, and send their bill to the floor for debate and amendment. Minority leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., "sold John McCain a bill of goods".

After the July defeat of McConnell's plan, Senate Health Chairman Lamar Alexander and top Democrat Patty Murray of Washington worked on a bipartisan plan to shore up Obamacare's insurance exchanges, but Alexander of Tennessee said this week that the effort had failed. The latter concluded that 35 states would lose $160 billion under Cassidy-Graham. Lisa Murkowski's vote has continued into the weekend, with changes seen to benefit her state related to the state's funding formula in the bill and the timeline for implementation.

Congress would be better off opening up its health care process to more voices and working toward solutions that can win buy-in from the American people. "The Senate should reject it", the groups said in a statement. A vote taken any later than that would have to garner at least 60 votes for passage.

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