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The effort to rally support for the bill took another hit Saturday when the nation's doctors, hospitals and health insurance plans unified in opposition to it. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Washington.
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"I hope that in the months ahead, we can join with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to arrive at a compromise solution that is acceptable to most of us and serves the interests of Americans as best we can", McCain said.
At least four other Republican senators are undecided: Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Rob Portman and Jerry Moran. 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. Trump spent much of August needling McConnell for his failure to pass a repeal bill, and Republican lawmakers back home during Congress' summer recess heard repeatedly from voters angered that after seven years of promises to get rid of "Obamacare", the party had not delivered. If one more Republican come out against it, it would kill the legislation. And his "no" vote has meant a likely death blow to the bill.
Still, the White House isn't expected to lay off.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price told Fox News Channel's "America's News HQ" on Saturday that he is "providing technical assistance and information" to senators working on the bill.
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Brookings also found that if certain federal block grants expired, as they are set to do in 2027, the 21 million without insurance would rise to 32 million people.
A showdown vote would have to occur this week for Republicans to have any chance of prevailing.
Arizona's Republican governor, Doug Ducey, had endorsed the bill, and it was co-authored by Graham, one of McCain's closest friends in the Senate. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has said she's "leaning against it." Sen. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has already expressed his opposition to the bill, which he said didn't fully repeal the Affordable Care Act. That's because it would replace major parts of the law with block grants for states to design their own programs.
Studies said the bill would hit states that have expanded Medicare, such as Arizona, the hardest.
McCain says he can't support a last-ditch push to overhaul the Obama-era health law.