Rand Paul: Supports Pre-Obamacare Levels in Block Grants

Rand Paul: Supports Pre-Obamacare Levels in Block Grants

Rand Paul: Supports Pre-Obamacare Levels in Block Grants

The moderate ME lawmaker on Friday said she is "leaning against" the Graham-Cassidy bill that would dismantle former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. On Friday, Vice President Mike Pence met with Maine's own governor, Paul LePage, in Washington to discuss the Republican agenda, but also to add pressure to Collins. Rand Paul of Kentucky to support a health care bill he's spent the last week railing against.

Paul, however, expressed his displeasure that the Graham-Cassidy maintains numerous taxes created under Obamacare and continues to fund its Medicaid expansion - albeit at a lower amount than the current system. Most of it is Obamacare, but we also talk about Russian Federation and a few other topics in the news.

McCain now joins Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., announced in a statement on Friday that he can not support the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.

The Arizona senator, who is battling brain cancer, said he "cannot in good conscience" vote for the new plan, which President Donald Trump backs. Lindsey Graham indicates that he was not honest.

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"I hope that we can pass a bill this week that will be bipartisan, help stabilize the markets, help reduce the premiums under the leaderships of Senator Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray and those of us who are working hard toward that goal".

Not because he supports the landmark series of health policies, but because Republicans aren't dismantling it enough.

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

Trump defended the bill, tweeting: "Large Block Grants to States is a good thing to do".

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"It's very difficult" to envision a scenario where she would vote for the latest Obamacare repeal bill, Collins told CNN's Jake Tapper on State of The Union.

Of note, Lindsey Graham took to Twitter yesterday following McCain's announcement that he wouldn't support the measure, noting that his friendship "is not based on how [McCain] votes but respect for how he's lived his life and the person he is". "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", McCain said in a statement released Friday. The CBO scoring of the bill is expected this week. Susan Collins of ME is also expected to vote "no" on the proposal. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME, and the revised legislation may be released this weekend, Politico reports.

Following his newborn son's heart surgery, Kimmel made an emotional plea on behalf of health-care funding praising Obamacare for giving those with pre-existing conditions access to health insurance. You need to have extensive hearings.

"I have had a lot of conversations over the weekend with numerous of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle", Collins said.

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