Biggest Flash Points In The Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

Gov. Susana Martinez

"I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried", McCain said in a statement.

McCain's comments came on the same day that Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, has also been clear since Graham-Cassidy gained momentum last week that he is opposed to the legislation.

Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence met Friday in Washington with Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who is in favor of the bill.

"The deliberate intent of this law is to redistribute money from the states that expanded Medicaid to those that didn't", he said. Obama said. "And so, when I see people trying to undue that hard won progress for the 50th or 60th time with bills that would raise costs or reduce coverage or roll back protections for older Americans or people with pre-existing conditions, the cancer survivor, the expecting mom, the child with autism or asthma for whom coverage, once again, would be nearly unattainable".

Schumer said the spending cuts called for in the "dead of night" bill would cause millions of Americans to lose insurance coverage and burden the finances of his state and many others.

Senator Tim Kaine echoed the call for both parties to put aside partisanship on the issue, saying that Graham-Cassidy "is not how we improve health care for millions".

John McCain faced a choice that balanced friendship, party loyalty and his convictions.

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MSNBC morning TV show host Joe Scarborough was ebullient.

McCain's "no" vote leaves very little margin for error.

With Friday's decision by Sen. "Republicans, their entire brand is predicated at this point on the slogan of repeal and replace", he said.

Still, there are no signs that Paul is close to reversing his position on Graham-Cassidy, the latest health care bill, which would repeal the individual and employer mandates in Obamacare, get rid of the subsidies and Medicaid expansion and instead give states block grants to set up their own health care programs. Please take the time to contact your senator and tell them to vote no on the bill. John McCain (R-AZ) to oppose a last-ditch GOP proposal to overhaul the Obama health law, Republicans have nearly run out of time to make substantive changes to Obamacare by a September 30 deadline for action under a special expedited procedure that did not allow for a Senate filibuster, again dealing the President and GOP leaders a bitter defeat on an issue they've campaigned on for the last seven years. 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. Republican leaders hoped that since McCain is a very close friend with SC U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, that he would have supported the bill.

"I'm leaning against the bill", she said at an event in Portland.

If the latest Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare doesn't work, it may become known as the Jimmy Kimmel Non-Law.

It would penalize blue states like California, Massachusetts and NY that took advantage of the Affordable Care Act's provision to expand Medicaid coverage and reward predominantly Republican governed ones like Texas and Oklahoma, which have refused for seven years to expand it.

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