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Hatch says it may be 'virtually impossible' to pass Obamacare replacement

Hatch says it may be 'virtually impossible' to pass Obamacare replacement

On Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz said he doesn't support the plan and suggested fellow conservative Sen.

Health care researchers say they expect more people to be left uninsured by the Graham-Cassidy bill, but it's too early to say how many.

Because of current Senate rules, the GOP has until September 30 to pass health care reform legislation with a simple majority vote.

According to documents obtained by The Associated Press, a new version of the measure would add $14.5 billion for states.

Some states like Texas may wind up with more money than they receive now. Lisa Murkowski was undecided and Texas Sen.

"It's time for Democrats to step up" Collins said to reporters.

President Donald Trump amped up the pressure Sunday on reluctant Republican senators, calling Alaska, Arizona, Maine and Kentucky "big winners" under the GOP plan. McCain returned to the Senate from a brain cancer diagnosis and in a dramatic post-midnight roll call cast a stunning, third GOP vote against that measure. Paul called that tactic a "formula food fight" and said it was not the right way to get votes. "The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill does not move us closer to that goal", they wrote. No Democrats support the bill. A Lee aide did not immediately answer a request for comment. "While we sometimes disagree on important issues in healthcare, we are in total agreement that Americans deserve a stable healthcare market that provides access to high-quality care and affordable coverage for all".

■ The bill erodes protections for people with preexisting conditions.

Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC still thinks there's a path forward for a last-ditch effort to end "Obamacare", even after his friend, Sen.

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"John McCain never had any intention of voting for this Bill, which his Governor loves".

The Graham-Cassidy bill would transform Medicaid, giving states, not the federal government, control over how the bulk of billions of dollars in funding is spent. Lindsay Graham, R-SC, a lead sponsor of the repeal bill, yelling "shame, shame, shame". Susan Collins - but that temporary funding spike would be more than offset by massive cuts to health spending in 2027.

Shouting protesters forced the delay Monday of the Senate's only hearing on Republicans' latest bill to overhaul ObamaCare.

Republicans want to pass the bill before Saturday, Sep. The bill would establish block grants to states. Their votes are coming up short ahead of a make-or-break deadline at the end of this week.

Trump said that when President Barack Obama was in office, Republicans voted to repeal and replace Obamacare 61 times.

The Affordable Care Act obviously needs work, and the continual increase in Medicaid costs is not sustainable.

The revamped proposal gives states more freedom to charge higher premiums for older and seriously ill people and to sell skimpy, lower-cost policies. "But Republicans campaigned on this so often that you have a responsibility to carry out what you said in the campaign".

Kentucky's Junior Senator commented on the legislation after an appearance in Louisville Monday.

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