Bill Dagnon: Tell senators to vote against Graham-Cassidy bill

Alex Brandon | AP | BDN

Alex Brandon | AP | BDN

"I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried", McCain said of the bill, co-written by Lindsey Graham of SC, his best friend in the Senate, and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

Trump says the bill would be "great for Arizona" and he says McCain "let his best friend L.G. down!"

"It's very hard for me to envision a scenario where I would end up voting for this bill", she said, adding she had " a number of serious reservations about it", including its impact on Medicaid, "the impact on costs and coverage" and "about the erosion of protections for people with pre-existing conditions".

President Trump on Saturday said Sen.

Cruz says he doesn't think Utah GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. Mike Lee (R-UT) met with Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) to lay out a series of changes Lee and Cruz wanted to see in the bill.

In state-by-state breakdowns of the Graham-Cassidy bill, the Kaiser Family Foundation estimated the bill would cost MI about $7.8 billion in lost funding between 2020 and 2026, while Avalere Health estimates the state would lose $8 billion.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said he intends to have a vote this coming week but has stopped short of firmly committing to it.

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is a definitive "no" vote on the Senate Republican's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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To make a September 30 deadline, Republican senators meant to bring the bill offered by Sens.

McCain also was the critical "no" vote against a previous attempt to overhaul the law in July.

A key Republican U.S. senator said Sunday she finds it "very difficult" to imagine herself voting for the party's latest plan to dismantle nationwide health care policies championed by former Democratic President Barack Obama, a crucial vote that likely would doom the repeal effort this week.

A report by Politico suggests that the President has had phone conversations with Paul with regards to the bill, and he has twice mentioned Paul in recent tweets.

Trump said that McCain's last senatorial campaign "was all about repeal and replace, repeal and replace".

Eyes are also on Alaska Sen. John McCain's opposition to the latest GOP effort to pass a health care bill "sad" and "a terrible, awful thing for the Republican Party". He said the GOP bill left too much of that spending intact and simply gave states more control over it. She expressed concerns that the measure would result in many people losing health coverage and didn't like a provision letting states make it easier for insurers to raise premiums on people with pre-existing medical conditions. Deductibles high, people angry!

This time McCain issued a statement well in advance of next week's expected vote.

John McCain, whose announcement Friday that he would not vote for the proposal seemingly scuttled efforts to revive the repeal, came under renewed criticism from the White House. But McConnell had little margin for error in a Senate split 52-48 between Republicans and Democrats, and could lose only two votes, counting on Pence to break the tie.

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