Repeal bill isn't looking out for all -- Bill Dagnon

Graham-Cassidy, the health bill the Senate may vote on next week, is stunningly cruel.

While he said he might have supported a bill that went through the normal process, he could not support this bill "without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it".

Republican Sen. Susan Collins hinted on Sunday that she's unlikely to back the latest GOP effort to repeal ObamaCare, but admitted that she hasn't yet made a final decision.

Paul said he opposes the bill because it doesn't go far enough in repealing the Affordable Care Act, maintaining numerous taxes while redirecting the funds to states.

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The Graham-Cassidy bill would also repeal the individual and employer mandates.

It was the second day that the president has taken swipes at McCain. "Great for Arizona. McCain let his best friend L.G. down!" "I'm still at the table ready to keep working, and I remain confident that we can reach a bipartisan agreement as soon as this latest partisan approach by Republican leaders is finally set aside".

The Republican proposal looked destined to follow its predecessors to the grave Friday afternoon, after Republican Sen.

"Anytime people don't have the ability to access health care, they are going to come again through the most expensive venue, which is the emergency room", Couture said. "Instead, the specter of September 30th budget reconciliation deadline has hung over this entire process", he said in a statement. But even if the handful of Republican senators who retain some conscience block it the underlying sickness of the GOP will remain. Menendez spokesman Steven Sandberg told Observer this week that Menendez would "weigh very heavily if his vote will be determinative" if the vote ends up conflicting with the senator's trial schedule.

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McConnell has been trying to schedule a vote on the bill by September 30, the last day on which the bill could pass with only a simple majority of 51 votes in the Senate.

After the CBO advised Congress this Monday that it will not be able able to estimate of the Graham-Cassidy bill "for at least several weeks", the senators pushed to get their bill to the Senate floor anyway. Rand Paul has already announced that he opposes the bill, and Sen.

Critics of the GOP Senate health bill, which is sponsored by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), say it would eliminate health care coverage for the most vulnerable populations. "McCain has rightly noted", Brad Woodhouse, campaign director for Protect Our Care in Arizona, said in a statement. On the other side of the aisle, Topher Spiro of the Center for American Progress tweeted: "JOHN MCCAIN, AMERICAN HERO".

"I know Rand Paul and I think he may find a way to get there for the good of the Party!" Supporters also argue Graham-Cassidy protects most of the tax revenue raised by the 2010 health reforms, allowing the federal government to maintain hundreds of billions in assistance while limiting future healthcare spending.

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