Obamacare Repeal Faces Another Repeal Attempt

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, has said he "intends" to put the bill up for a vote this week, but he has withheld public comment over the past few days as some of his rank-and-file Republicans abandoned Trump.

The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on the bill Monday. They would however resort to convincing Sens.

Republican Sen. John McCain said Friday he'll oppose the bill in a Senate showdown this week.

Democratic witnesses will include Cindy Mann, a former Obama administration health official.

If Collins comes out against the bill, crafted by GOP Sens.

Trump also expressed hope that Republican senators will vote for their bill, and fulfill a promise of repealing Obamacare that they campaigned on for eight years.

He wrote on Saturday morning, "I know Rand Paul and I think he may find a way to get there for the good of the party!" Susan Collins, R-Maine, and McCain. Lisa Murkowski, saying that people in her state are "angry" about the current health law.

Republicans blocking wall, ACA repeal are on notice
John McCain, Arizona Republican and key holdout, says he supports the bill but wants hearings , further straining the calendar. Sanders' bill would expand Medicare, one of the nation's largest, most popular entitlement programs.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee had been working on a bipartisan bill to stabilize the individual insurance market before Obamacare enrollment begins November 1.

President Donald Trump is attacking Sen. McCain's opposition will likely sink the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

For his part, Graham issued a statement on Friday saying his friendship with McCain "is not based on how he votes but respect for how he's lived his life and the person he is". As with the previous repeal-replace proposals, it was opposed by virtually every major medical group, including the American Medical Association, and by an assortment of governors of both parties. A spokesman for Lee said that the senator wants some technical changes to the legislation, but did not provide details.

But with the bill he has sponsored, the so-called Graham-Cassidy health care bill, Kimmel feels Cassidy may have lied to his face.

"We need to make sure that those last couple Republicans we win over", Short said during his television appearance.

Paul conceded the president was trying to call him out, but that he was not offended. Lindsey Graham of SC and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, did not go through "regular order" - a series of hearings, markups and an open-amendment process. Mike Lee, R-Utah. "And I'm still wondering why he claims to be a Republican senator, despite being the Democrats' best friend right now", Bongino said.

In throwing support behind Trump, McMaster also accomplishes a goal of looking strong on repealing Obamacare without claiming ownership of a bill surrounded by uncertainties, notably how many people would lose insurance and how steeply premiums would increase. The GOP can only afford two defections for it to pass.


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