After McCain - What's next on health care in the US Congress

After McCain - What's next on health care in the US Congress

John McCain of Arizona announced he meant to vote against the bill. Sen.

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, which analyzes legislation, has not had time to assess the Graham-Cassidy bill before the expected vote.

With McCain and Kentucky Sen.

McCain joins Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., in firmly opposing the plan.

As of Friday, the new bill didn't have the public support of 50 senators necessary to advance, but Trump told reporters he is growing more confident that it will pass.

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McCain said he can not vote for the bill without knowing how it will affect premiums, how much it will cost, and how many people it would help or hurt. So, no matter how many thousands of Kentuckians and millions of Americans will suffer if they can rush Graham-Cassidy into law, they want to claim a victory, a promise fulfilled. She has yet to announce her decision.

Ducey had come out in favor of the bill Monday. Wouldn't it be ironic if he took John McCain's place - and they definitely do not like each other.

MSNBC morning TV show host Joe Scarborough was ebullient.

Fellow cosponsors of the bill Sens.

"There is a lot of pressure, but I've had a lot of pressure on a lot of different issues over the years", Collins said Friday according to the Press Herald. "They finally get a president who will sign the legislation and they don't have the guts to vote for it".

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"I can not in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal", the Arizona Republican senator said in a statement.

The health care proposal is the Republicans' latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Reductions in insurance coverage would likely be somewhat larger under the Graham-Cassidy proposal because of the legislation's non-expansion related Medicaid provisions, which would further reduce insurance coverage.

Manning added that failing to take this particular bite at the repeal apple could ultimately pave the way to a pair of pernicious outcomes - Democratic control of the U.S. Congress and a subsequent push for a pure socialist (i.e. single payer) health care system in America. Trump said Paul ought to vote for the repeal for the good of the Republican party and that McCain had let down voters in home state, where insurance premiums have risen.

Trump on Friday night called Arizona Senator's opposition "totally unexpected" and "terrible" during a campaign rally in Huntsville, Alabama, reports The Hill magazine.

A Collins vote against the repeal effort would kill the overhaul effort, as would a "no" vote by Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who also have voiced reservations about the repeal plan. Patty Murray, D-Washington, had been working to reach a bipartisan agreement to stabilize Obamacare insurance markets.

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The essential health benefits requirements, without which consumers who need certain services or prescriptions could face high out-of-pocket costs that restrict their access to care. "With only a few legislative days left for the entire process to conclude, there clearly is not sufficient time for policymakers, governors, Medicaid directors, or other critical stakeholders to engage in the thoughtful deliberation necessary to ensure successful long-term reforms".

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