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Health plan would cut US deficit- but leave millions without insurance: CBO

Health plan would cut US deficit- but leave millions without insurance: CBO

Michael Bennet said Monday that the latest Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act was "disgraceful" and that lawmakers would be better served by crafting narrow legislation that would address problems in the individual health insurance market. In what's surely a quirk of happenstance, those states are represented by three senators who have come out against the bill - Susan Collins, Rand Paul, and John McCain - and one who previously voted down a repeal bill, Lisa Murkowski.

Further complicating the whip count, Sen.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand also called the Graham-Cassidy bill "not only immoral but insulting".

Cruz's office did not respond to a request for comment, but the senator did tell CNN on Sunday he does not support the current bill, but is working with the sponsors to get to its passing.

Over the weekend, the bill was revised to send more Medicaid dollars to Alaska, Arizona, Kentucky and ME - the homes of senators who have voiced opposition to the legislation.

The bill's authors, Sens. If a third Republican joins them the bill will likely fail. Lindsey Graham and Louisiana Sen.

With the latest Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act collapsing, President Trump focused his ire Monday night on Sen.

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One would normally declare the Graham-Collins bill dead at this juncture, since it's not getting 50 Senate votes before September 30, when the budget resolution authorizing this bill expires, according to the Senate parliamentarian.

Collins is considered a key swing vote on the bill.

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

Supporters have touted the bill as a flexible alternative to past repeal proposals, but an analysis last week from the Kaiser Family Foundation said that from 2020 to 2026 it would amount to a $160 billion cut in federal health care funding.

Hirono went on to express her contention that: "Health care is a right ... not a privilege reserved for those who can afford it". The measure would have block granted health care funding the states and capped Medicaid, ultimately leaving millions without insurance and cutting trillions in funding over the next two decades.

Every major health organization in this country, whether it is the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, American Cancer Society, the Alzheimers Society - every single major medical organization in this country - thinks that their proposal is a disaster.

Republicans can not lose more than two votes if the legislation is to pass.

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