Rand Paul Seeks Changes to Obamacare Repeal That Could Kill It

26 September, 2017, 00:32 | Author: Regina Lloyd
  • Lawmakers-Return-To-Washington-To-Heavy-Legislative-Agenda

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.

Trump also said Sen.

The revamped proposal gives states more freedom to charge higher premiums for older and seriously ill people and to sell skimpy, lower-cost policies.

On Sunday evening, the GOP released its latest version of the health care bill, which aimed to convince members who are still undecided to support the bill.

Republican senators have until September 30 to pass Graham-Cassidy under the Senate's budget reconciliation rules, 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's Lisa 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.

Recommended:

  • Hurricane Maria stays strong, Lee redevelops

    Hurricane Maria stays strong, Lee redevelops

    Lee, which degenerated into a remnant low last week, has intensified into hurricane, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday. The storm has been slowing down over the past day or so, beyond this weekend is where Maria's forecast track gets tricky.
    Officers Including 1 Woman Shot in New Haven, Suspect Arrested

    Officers Including 1 Woman Shot in New Haven, Suspect Arrested

    One officer believed the object was a weapon and ordered the man to drop the item, but he did not comply with commands. Officer Eric Pesino suffered a graze wound to his arm, but has already been treated and released from the hospital.
    Photos Of People Realising

    Photos Of People Realising "Jacindamania" Wasn't Going To Happen

    I haven't done as well for them as I would have liked. "It's up to New Zealand First, pretty much", said Bramwell. With 15 percent of the vote counted, National's Matt King is leading over Mr Peters by around 100 votes.
  • Tripartite Talks on Countering Kurdish Referendum

    Tripartite Talks on Countering Kurdish Referendum

    Last Monday, the Turkish army launched a highly visible military drill near the Habur border crossing to Iraq. The federal government in Baghdad is also opposed to the referendum, which it has called unconstitutional.
    BYU Sells Caffeinated Coke Drinks for the First Time Ever

    BYU Sells Caffeinated Coke Drinks for the First Time Ever

    BYU Dining Services says it has already begun selling canned and bottled caffeinated soft drinks , but says fountain equipment will take longer to update.
    With US Production Rising, Crude Needs an OPEC Extension to Sustain Rally

    With US Production Rising, Crude Needs an OPEC Extension to Sustain Rally

    Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation are interested in extending the production cut deal . Crude stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery hub rose by 703,000 barrels, EIA said .
  • US Senator John McCain sinks Republican Obamacare repeal plan again

    US Senator John McCain sinks Republican Obamacare repeal plan again

    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.
    Hurricane Jose Might Hit The Eastern States Soon, And People Are Concerned

    Hurricane Jose Might Hit The Eastern States Soon, And People Are Concerned

    Little change in strength is forecast through Monday, and Lee is expected to weaken to a depression on Tuesday. East Coast later in the day and advised people from North Carolina to New England to monitor Jose's progress.
    India gets crucial backing in fighting terrorism

    India gets crucial backing in fighting terrorism

    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aggressive behaviour against Pakistan also added fuel to the fire. Sushma Swaraj then switched to an nearly pleading tone calling for action on climate change.
  • Rouhani Lashes Back at Trump, as Iran Unveils New Missile

    That makes them only medium-range, which is still sufficient to reach Israel or United States bases in the Persian Gulf. Trump has repeatedly vowed to pull US backing from the deal; he has also called for including Iran's missile program.
    Three tied for lead at TOUR Championship

    Three tied for lead at TOUR Championship

    Thomas sank birdies on five and six, before picking up another shot on 13, although he dropped that on the following hole. Patrick Reed (65), Justin Rose (66), Gary Woodland (67) and Jon Rahm (67) finished round two one shot back at six under.
    'Madman' Kim Jong-Un doesn't mind starving or killing his people

    'Madman' Kim Jong-Un doesn't mind starving or killing his people

    On Thursday, Mr Trump signed an executive order to introduce new sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme. Trump responded by tweeting that Kim is "obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people".


Popular

Jennifer Lopez Donates $1 Million to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane
Additionally, several telethons have been held to benefit Puerto Rico including on Univision and Telemundo. But Trump chose not to use the platform to comment on the situation in Puerto Rico over the weekend.

Iowa soccer shut out by Ohio State for third straight loss
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz offered a positive credit report as well: "Looking at them in person, they're playing at a high level". He finished with seven tackles and two sacks. "A night like tonight's can really improve Juwan's confidence", Franklin said.

Sydney airport chaos as system outage grounds planes
ASA said the glitch had now been resolved but the airlines expected disruptions to continue as they dealt with a massive backlog. Passengers were left facing hours of delays when the air traffic control software failed about 5am.

U.S. allies take Syria gas field
NPR notes in passing that Abu Khawla fought against the Syrian government in the civil war before the rise of ISIS. Syria's main oilfields are located east of the Euphrates, the largest of which is the Al-Omar oilfield.

Uber call for sit-down after London strips operating license
Speaking to Sky News, the shadow home secretary backed the decision not to renew the taxi-hailing company's licence in London . In a statement to media, Tom Elvidge, Uber London's GM has expressed the concern about Uber drivers in London.

Spain sending extra police to Catalonia over independence referendum
Even so, he remained confident there will be a large turnout of Catalans on October 1-whatever form the vote takes. Catalonia represents a fifth of Spain's 1.1 trillion-euro (£970 billion) economy and enjoys wide self-government.

Everton Carabao Cup hero Calvert-Lewin 'always' in Koeman's mind
If you feel you still have that good connection with the players and you think they are committed then that is the key point. Everton did not play well for most of the game, and yet Bournemouth did not want to put themselves on the front foot.

Moto G5S Plus Arrives in United States for $230 on September 29
Connectivity options are- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, MicroUSB, 3.5mm audio-jack, and Global Positioning System . One camera will feature a 12-megapixel dual autofocus sensor, while the other will have an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens.

Tesla is working on its own AI chip with help from AMD
Keller has been involved with Apple's A4 and A5 processors, the original Athlon 64 processors, and AMD's latest Zen architecture. The development would represent a distancing from NVIDIA , which provides GPUs for use with Tesla's current Autopilot hardware.

Kylie Jenner Pregnant, Expecting First Child with Travis Scott
The event went down during September 8-10, and Kylie's current boyfriend, Travis Scott , was part of the line-up. According to the gossip site, Kylie and her boyfriend Travis Scott are expecting their first child together.