Rand Paul Seeks Changes to Obamacare Repeal That Could Kill It
26 September, 2017, 00:32 | Author: Regina Lloyd
Most accounts of the current battle over the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill emphasize the fact that Republicans are running out of time to repeal and replace Obamacare using the special procedures authorized in the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution enacted by Congress back in January.
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The revamped proposal gives states more freedom to charge higher premiums for older and seriously ill people and to sell skimpy, lower-cost policies.
Republican senators have until September 30 to pass Graham-Cassidy under the Senate's budget reconciliationrules, which allows leadership to pass a bill with only 50 "yes" votes and bypasses filibusters from Democrats.
McCain in late July dramatically cast the third and fatal Republican vote against an earlier Obamacare repeal bill. Ted Cruz have also expressed reservations. Sen. McCain indicated on Friday he'd oppose the bill because it wasn't going through regular order, while Collins and Murkowski said they want to better understand how it would affect their own states. Susan Collins of ME seems a near-certain opponent while Alaska'sLisa Murkowski is still undecided.
Graham, who is on the Senate Budget Committee, said he would press for passing another resolution on the budget that includes healthcare, saying he "will not vote for a budget resolution that doesn't allow the healthcare debate to continue".
The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) argues that a hasty passage of the Medicaid reforms presented in the Graham-Cassidy bill will have significant consequences for public payer programs and the health outcomes of their beneficiaries.
Capitol Police removed one protestor after another from the hearing room, and Hatch and Sen. The question now is becoming not whether a senator or two will be persuaded, but how any senator in good conscience votes for this mess. Paul told reporters after an event in his home state he still plans to vote against the Republican bill that would repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law. "But Republicans campaigned on this so often that you have a responsibility to carry out what you said in the campaign". "This may be Obamacare but they're going to blame Trump if it doesn't work".
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), who has Stage IV kidney cancer, said the proposed legislation: "reflects neither care nor compassion for millions across the country".
The bill "block grants the Obamacare money, but keeps it, but then it takes it from big states like California and NY and Maryland and MA - which just happen to be Democratic states - and passes it out to all of the Republican states", said Paul.
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John McCain of Arizona and Rand Paul of Kentucky already have announced their opposition, leaving the GOP little margin for error. This has left little wiggle room for Republicans to lose any votes - with three "no" votes, the bill can not pass.
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