Trump raps party rebels over healthcare failure

Oscar Cross
September 25, 2017

Trump's main focus was drumming up support for the latest Republican attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Graham-Cassidy bill, in addition to disinviting the Golden State Warriors from the White House.

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. "Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it", said McCain.

McCain's "no" vote will likely sink his party's final effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.

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.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) cited concerns about how the legislation, authored by Republican Sens.

If the Senate is going to pass the measure with only Republican votes, GOP leaders will have to do it by the end of the month. And in a shocking turn of events, the Graham-Cassidy bill actually does not pass the Kimmel Test-nor does it pass the test of, like, any major health organization.

On Friday Senator Joni Ernst, of Iowa, admitted: "I'll be honest, it seems unlikely that we'll be voting on this".

In his statement Friday sticking a knife in the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Sen.


But Democrats and health care advocates immediately attacked the bill - for being rushed through the Senate as well as for its elements that they said would leave up to 32 million people without health care.

This does not mean that Obamacare repeal is done and over, but accomplishing anything after the September 30th deadline will be hard for Republicans to accomplish.

So why are so many Republicans so concerned about voter retribution if they don't repeal Obamacare? Even if the bill did reach the Senate floor, there would be virtually no time for debating it. Senators would vote on the bill, and amendments to it, without discussion.

"Senators Alexander and Murray have been negotiating in good faith to fix some of the problems with Obamacare", said McCain. John McCain's announced opposition, but Kentucky critics continue to warn of the bill's possible effects on the commonwealth.

With both McCain and the conservative Rand Paul opposed, it would take just one more Republican defector to prevent the bill's passage before a deadline of September 30, the end of the fiscal year.

"Alaska had a 200% plus increase in premiums under ObamaCare, worst in the country", Trump tweeted. Lindsey Graham, who proposed the bill along with Louisiana's Bill Cassidy, but he has come out strongly against the rushed nature of the measure, which will see limited debate and time in front of committees. John McCain, Tennessee's USA senators said today the measure will help Tennessee with more money and more choices and they hope it passes the full Senate next week.

"I know Rand Paul and I think he may find a way to get there for the good of the party!" he wrote. "Far from it", McCain said of his latest decision.

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