John McCain, R-Ariz., may have derailed the latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, issuing a statement Friday saying he would not support the bill for its rushed nature and lack of independent analysis. Lindsey Graham, Bill Cassidy, Dean Heller, and Ron Johnson - would set up federal funding in block grants, which states would use to fund healthcare.
Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare", dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to kill the program. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME, and the revised legislation may be released this weekend, Politico reports.
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. The reason that there is a majority of Republicans in both Houses is because they were voted for on a similar platform, by saying the Democrats should be more involved is actually not how the USA process works. He said: "The most we'll be is one or two votes short".
But Collins has expressed the view that millions of people who now have insurance to pay their health care bills under Obamacare would lose it under the Republican plan. At a rally in Alabama Friday night, the president said he was stunned by the Arizona senator's vote against the previous repeal bill, saying McCain's opposition was "totally unexpected" and "terrible".
With sports clearly weighing on the president, he then rescinded an invitation for NBA All-Star Stephen Curry to visit the White House.
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It imposes a 180-day ban on vessels and aircraft that have visited North Korea from visiting the United States. The american bombers flew off the coast of north korea on Saturday to send a " clear message ".
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- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017Large Block Grants to States is a good thing to do. The Republicans who want to kill it should take a cue from President Donald Trump and reach across the aisle to make the act do what it was meant to do - provide affordable access to health care.
It was wrong, he said, to pass such far-reaching legislation without input from the Democrats, and said the bill demanded extensive hearings, debate and amendment.
Senator John McCain has signaled clearly that he will be fighting hard against any kind of Obamacare repeal.
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Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has been expected to bring the bill up for a vote at some point next week, as he looks to pass legislation to fulfil a seven-year Republican campaign promise. Lindsay Graham and Bill Cassidy.
Collins reiterated some of what's giving her pause, including the major changes the bill would make to medicaid, potential impact on premiums and deductibles and what she fears would be lesser protections for people with pre-existing conditions. But the budget office said that it would take at least several weeks to provide an analysis of the bill's effects on health insurance coverage and premiums. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., of a measure embodying a liberal dream of government-run health insurance, a dramatic reshaping of the country's health care system.