Bipartisan Group Of Governors Reject GOP Health Bill

Bernie Sanders' Medicare for all plan being released the same day as the Graham-Cassidy health care bill was a "gift from the political gods".

"I think OH will do a good job - better than the federal government, probably because we know what the needs are, closer to what those needs are, like the opioid addiction", Portman said. "I think the price will actually be lower".

He said he has been working behind the scenes with four other Republican governors to come up with a new plan ever since a late-night vote sent another bill down in defeat back in July.

The bill comes two months after a previous failed repeal effort in the Senate and is a last-ditch push by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and the Trump administration ahead of a September 30 deadline for Senate action.

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Bill Cassidy (R-La.) on Tuesday night over the Republican's role in the revival of an Obamacare repeal bill now making its way through the Senate. And I know the governors want flexibility.

The proposal would provide $1.18 trillion in block grant funding to states from 2020-2026, allowing them to waive many regulations under the law and also design their own healthcare systems using ACA and Medicaid funds.

Cassidy appeared on the program earlier this year after Kimmel made an emotional plea for health care legislation that would insure affordable health coverage for all, including people with pre-existing conditions and with no lifetime caps, in the wake of Kimmel's newborn son needing life-saving heart surgery.

President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders are engaged in a frantic search for votes in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare".

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Democratic Senate Leader Charles Schumer, who recently worked with President Trump on bipartisan efforts to raise the debt ceiling and address DACA recipients, said the GOP health care bill puts future cross-aisle efforts in peril. "I am politicizing my son's health problems because I have to". For example, young people might pay less, but older people would pay more. "There's a new Jimmy Kimmel test for you, it's called the lie detector test".

States have more power: As NBC News reported, "the bill would open up all 50 states to major health care changes depending on their approach".

The late-show host responded on Tuesday night saying, "This guy, Bill Cassidy, just lied right to my face". "You're welcome to stop by the studio and take it at any time", he concluded. "But we can't let them do this to our children, our veterans, our senior citizens or to any of us".

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