Rand Paul: Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill 'a Bad Idea'

Rand Paul: Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill 'a Bad Idea'

Rand Paul: Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill 'a Bad Idea'

Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, moderates who joined McCain in voting down the last attempt at Senate reform, have not confirmed their position, although Collins said on Friday she was "leaning against" it. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Sen.

Ducey had come out in favor of the bill Monday.

The Graham-Cassidy bill, considered to be Republican's last-ditch attempt to follow through with an nearly seven-year campaign promise to end Obamacare, was spearheaded by a close friend of McCain's, Sen.

She stated that she had several concerns related to the proposal.

"I can not in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal", he said.

Collins voted against a July repeal bill and is a key swing vote in the current dynamic.

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Republicans have a deadline of September 30 to pass Graham-Cassidy under parliamentarian rules of reconciliation, allowing them to pass a bill with a simple majority of 51 votes.

"E v en over the weekend I was rec eiving emails suggesting that the sponsors of the bill are still changi ng the formula", she said on CNN". Bill Cassidy, R-La., to the floor without the usual full analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. "Murkowksi and Collins, I think you could see some conversations, but everyone is keeping powder dry and waiting to hear from (Senate Majority Leader Mitch) McConnell", one conservative source outside of Capitol Hill said. Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it. "And I don't think they have Mike Lee's either", referring to the Republican senator from Utah.

"They could remove the block grants from it, and we can vote on what we actually on agree on", Paul said.

"It's very hard for me to envision a scenario where I would end up voting for this bill", Collins told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of The Union". "But when you look at the bill, Rand, we save a lot of money over time for Medicaid".

Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press", Sen. "But I'm just not for this block granting concept because it is affirmative vote that I have agreed to keep Obamacare". It would also limit spending for Medicaid, the federal-state program that now covers more than 70 million low-income people.

"We're all in", one senior GOP aide said.

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McConnell's office said last week that he meant to bring Cassidy-Graham to the floor this week but has provided no further details.

Even so, it is not clear there will be a vote because McConnell has said he will only call for a vote if he is assured of having enough votes to repeal the law. Trump and McConnell both back odd, but supporters and associates of Trump, including former chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, have voiced support for Moore.

The boisterous arena rally recalled the heady days of Trump's insurgent 2016 campaign.

Also this week, the "Big Six" negotiators from the White House, Senate and House are expected to unveil more details of their tax reform plan, which like the health-care talks, could be spark messy disagreements among Republicans that could complicate their next big legislative target. "If not, ObamaCare collapses, and people go without health care".

But last week Obama attacked Republicans for trying to overturn the health care law.

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