Collins: 'Difficult' to Envision Scenario Supporting This Healthcare Bill

Collins: 'Difficult' to Envision Scenario Supporting This Healthcare Bill

"He told me he would get me more numbers on the impact on the state of Maine and on the nation".

McCain's announcement came hours after the non-partisan Brookings Institution released an analysis showing that if the GOP repeal bill passed, 21 million fewer people will have insurance by 2026.

'Every state you're talking about it happens to be particularly good for. As of Friday, Murkowksi's staff said the senator was undecided and planned to take the weekend to review the legislation.

But it was Sen. Cruz said that he and fellow senator Lee offered amendments to Graham-Cassidy that would decrease premiums but they weren't included in the latest draft of the bill. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and McCain. Cruz said he did not think Sen.

The health-care bill sets up a block grant system to allot money to the states. But Republicans have been busy trying to buy off her vote, and White House sources still maintain that both senators could be flipped. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said in a Fox News editorial he would not be voting for the measure.

Paul has been a vocal opponent of the GOP's efforts to gut Obamacare.

On Friday, Arizona Sen. One more "no" vote among Republicans would effectively kill the party's latest effort in their seven-year mission to overturn Obamacare, while dealing a new blow to President Donald Trump.

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"I can not in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal", said the Republican in a statement that sent shockwaves through the Capitol yesterday.

The leaders of the Senate's Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, made it clear that he is not on board after changes he proposed were left out of the bill.

Republicans seem bent of repealing the Affordable Care Act because it bears the name of Obama, a Democrat who remains highly popular after two terms in the presidency.

Thus, bipartisan efforts were derailed.

The Graham-Cassidy bill is Republicans' last chance to repeal Obamacare using the budget reconciliation method, which allows legislation to move forward with a simple majority. "Without a full CBO score, which won't be available by the end of the month, we won't have reliable answers to any of those questions".

"I have a number of very serious reservations about it", she added. That means it's likely three Republicans, including Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.

Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC still thinks there's a path forward for a last-ditch effort to end "Obamacare", even after his friend, Sen. You need to have extensive hearings. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., would give states control over health care by providing them with block grants that expire in 2026. We've heard the chants from many Republicans for almost a decade: End the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.