Senate's bill to repeal, replace ObamaCare 'not dead,' top Trump adviser says

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"John McCain never had any intention of voting for this Bill, which his Governor loves".

"Rand Paul, or whoever votes against Hcare Bill, will forever (future political campaigns) be known as "the Republican who saved ObamaCare", Trump tweeted". Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, moderates who joined McCain in voting down the last attempt at Senate reform, have not confirmed their position, although Collins said on Friday she was "leaning against" it.

With sports clearly weighing on the president, he then rescinded an invitation for NBA All-Star Stephen Curry to visit the White House. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY praised McCain in a statement Friday and said, "I have assured Senator McCain that as soon as repeal is off the table, we Democrats are intent on resuming the bipartisan process".

He said top Republicans were "tarting it up with special stuff" for states represented by GOP senators in an attempt to nail down their votes. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. There will be a hearing on the bill Monday afternoon in the Senate Finance Committee and Sen. At the core of the Cassidy-Graham plan is a maneuver to turn funding for the ACA into block grants for states. He said all the bill does is set up a "perpetual food fight" over how that money is distributed to states.

He suggests he might be open to the bill if it just repeals the Obama health care law with a bill that doesn't create block grants.

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A proposal by U.S. Republicans to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance program suffered serious new setbacks within the party on Sunday, when Senator Ted Cruz expressed his opposition and Senator Susan Collins dug in with strong criticisms of the legislation. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Graham said. "Flexibility and innovation is what we're seeking".

Collins said she had a lengthy conversation Saturday with Vice President Mike Pence, who she said urged her "to think more thoroughly about some issues".

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The CBO, or Congressional Budget Office, could only offer a partial assessment of the Graham-Cassidy bill's effect on the federal deficit as well as how many people it would cover. The bill was also criticized for failing to ensure all people with preexisting conditions would not face higher premiums and for cuts to Medicaid.

Republicans have been desperate to make one last push to repeal Obamacare, but so far signs point to a reality where the party may not be successful once again. "If not, ObamaCare collapses, and people go without health care".

Collins' vote is key.

"I'm concerned about the impact on cost and coverage", she said. At the end of July, the Arizona senator also voted against the previous attempt Senate Republicans made to repeal the current health law, and effectively ended its hopes of landing on Trump's desk. "McCain that as soon as repeal is off the table, we Democrats are intent on resuming the bipartisan process".

White House legislative liaison Marc Short said he expected a vote to occur Wednesday. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has said he opposes the bill, and Sen. The same analysis shows other states would lose ground.

The renewed GOP drive has encountered widespread opposition from health industry groups, which have strongly opposed the effort.

The measure would end the Affordable Care Act's requirements that individuals have insurance and that most employers provide it. "Let Arizona down!" Trump began Saturday morning.

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