Latest Republican push to repeal Obamacare collapses

Latest Republican push to repeal Obamacare collapses

Republicans Bill Cassidy, of Louisiana, and Lindsey Graham, of SC, touted their proposal, which features reductions in Medicaid payments to states and the repeal of mandates under the Affordable Care Act.

The Graham-Cassidy Bill, considered by some Republicans as their last chance to make changes to health care law, appeared all but dead late Monday.

He drew a contrast between the stories he heard and continual proclamations by President Donald Trump that "Obamacare is a disaster".

"Once we get that, then I think it's time to roll up our sleeves - Republicans and Democrats", Hickenlooper said in an interview with "Closing Bell". Lindsey Graham (R-SC), one of the co-authors of the bill, left open the possibility of a what-the-hell type vote, but cooler heads prevailed, and there will be no Obamacare repeal before the Sep.

The Senate will not vote this week on the Republicans' latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, sidelining efforts for the foreseeable future to see through a key Republican priority.

The bill needs 52 votes to pass before the september 30 deadline, and with three Republican senators standing in opposition, the bill is essentially dead on arrival. Republicans could revive efforts to repeal Obamacare in the next fiscal year starting October 1, though it would be much more hard to do as their primary focus will be on overhauling the USA tax system.

NPR and the New York Times have both confirmed the death of Graham-Cassidy, GOP's latest health care bill that would've seriously screwed over states like OR, due to opposition within the GOP on the part of Sens.

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Collins made the announcement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said millions of people would be left without insurance if the bill was successful.

The latest iteration of the bill was sponsored by Sens.

The late-night host said while he was traveling to three cities over the weekend, "strangers wanted to tell me that the Affordable Care Act - that our president and half our senators are so desperately trying to kill - saved or drastically improved their lives, members of their family's lives, and/or their children's lives", he said.

"There are 50 votes for the substance", Mr Graham said, referring to his healthcare bill.

But the bill seemed destined to die as several Republican senators, including John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, announced they had no intention to vote for it.

"Well it took 18 months to pass Obamacare, it's going to take a while to repeal it", says Sen.

"A hastily written health bill - with deep cuts to Medicaid and major hits to patient regulatory protections - ran into the same political problems as bills before it, and failed to garner enough support in the Senate". But he was 1 of 3 Republicans senators who also voted against a "skinny repeal" just one day later.