GOP Sen. Collins 'leaning against' bill dismantling Obamacare

Gov. Susana Martinez

Gov. Susana Martinez

Trump also is lashing out at Alaska Sen.

Sen. Susan Collins said Sunday morning that it would be "very hard for me to envision a scenario" where she would vote for Republicans' latest plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, but the Maine Republican said she wanted to wait for a Congressional Budget Office score of the Graham-Cassidy bill before rendering a final decision. "The premiums would be so high they would be unaffordable".

With McCain and Kentucky Sen. "I won't be bribed or bullied", Paul said as Trump has lambasted him.

The initials referred to Sen.

Her comments Friday morning at an event in her home state came hours before Republican colleague Sen.

For his part, Graham issued a statement on Friday saying his friendship with McCain "is not based on how he votes but respect for how he's lived his life and the person he is". All Democratic senators oppose the measure, so "no" votes from three of the 52 GOP senators would kill the plan.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has already declared he is a "no" vote, while Republican senators Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska, and Susan Collins, of ME, have both leaned strongly against the bill. As of Friday, Murkowksi's staff said the senator was undecided and planned to take the weekend to review the legislation. That defeat had been seen by many as the end of a seven-year campaign pledge by many Republicans to repeal Obamacare.

He also claimed that Arizona's Obamacare premiums went up 116% a year ago, and added that Sen. If I was a betting man, I would think Trump will come out with both barrels blazing against McCain and the rest of the political insiders who appear to be inches away from tanking the last, best chance to repeal Obamacare.

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It was the second day that the president has taken swipes at McCain.

The nation's doctors, hospitals and health insurance plans are unified in their opposition to the latest Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

Republican Sen. Rand Paul is a hard "no" against Graham-Cassidy. "We already have a problem under the Affordable Care act with the cost of premiums and deductibles, and finally, I'm very concerned about the erosion of protections for people with pre-existing conditions". "Lisa M comes through". Lindsey Graham of SC and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, and left Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with no room for error as he tries to gather 50 votes to get rid of Obamacare.

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

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said last week in a statement that it was his "intention" to consider Graham-Cassidy next week, but without the votes, it's unclear that Republican leaders would actually bring the bill to the floor.

The Arizona Republican says he can't back the partisan GOP measure because "we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats".

They also say the cuts to Medicaid would cause millions of Americans to lose their coverage - and the changes would weaken individual insurance markets, making coverage more costly.

To make a September 30 deadline, Republican senators meant to bring the bill offered by Graham and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Sunday morning on CNN that it's "difficult to envision a scenario where I would end up voting for this bill" and indicated she will make a final decision on Monday after the Congressional Budget Office provides a report on the legislation.

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