Published: Tue, September 26, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Cassidy says 'absolutely' senators may still back healthcare bill

Cassidy says 'absolutely' senators may still back healthcare bill

The women are members of MomsRising.

A number of groups have come out against the bill. Established in 2006, It is working for paid family leave, earned sick days and affordable childcare. So I would say to any American who has a problem with John McCain's vote that John McCain can do whatever damn he wants to.

Schmidt says he's unsure if this bill passes the Senate.

The halls of Capitol Hill were lined with protestors on Monday who were attempting to sway lawmakers as the health care battle continues. This bill would not only eliminate the Medicaid financing for the expansion population and the subsidies for Covered California, but would cut federal funding for the most vulnerable Medicaid populations - children, seniors and people with disabilities. An analysis just in from Standard & Poor's estimated the Graham-Cassidy bill would cost 580,000 jobs and $240 billion in lost economic activity by 2027.

Republicans are scrambling to get enough votes to pass it through the Senate. The Congressional Budget Office, which was not given time to conduct a full review of the bill before Republicans are expected to bring it up for a vote, said Monday it would decrease coverage for "millions".

That's because the text of Graham-Cassidy doesn't allow insurance companies to not offer insurance because of a pre-existing condition, but it does allow companies to charge more for coverage. John McCain (R., Ariz.) and Rand Paul (R., Ky.) joining the 48 Democratic senators in opposition.

Collins' announcement likely killed what was effectively a last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., introduced a revised bill on Monday.

Cassidy says 'absolutely' senators may still back healthcare bill
Cassidy says 'absolutely' senators may still back healthcare bill

As with previous versions of repeal, Collins stated that the cuts to Medicaid and lack of protection for those with preexisting conditions played a large role in her decision.

But Paul's opposition lies in the bill's continuation of taxes and spending imposed by Obamacare.

What is clear, says Stein, is no matter how much of a boost ME gets under this revised version, it's not as good as it seems.

Conservative Republican Senator Ted Cruz, speaking at an event in his home state of Texas, warned on Sunday that Trump and McConnell could not count on his vote.

Republicans are pushing the Graham-Cassidy bill quickly through the Senate in hopes of meeting the September 30 deadline that allows them to pass health care on a party-line simple majority vote.

Senator Paul said, while he's reviewing changes, he still intends to vote against the Obamacare replacement plan.

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