Senator Susan Collins, who just two days ago said she was "leaning against" the legislation, on Sunday declared in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union": "It is very hard for me to envision a scenario where I would end up voting for this bill".
GOP leaders hoped to take the legislation to the Senate floor next week, and Graham vowed to do so even with the two "no" votes.
The GOP drive to gut the Affordable Care Act is using a dramatically short-circuited process that seeks to replace one landmark health law with another introduced just two weeks ago by Republicans Lindsey Graham of SC and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.
Asked if that's a no, Collins said she waiting to see the Congressional Budget Office's analysis of the bill introduced by Republican Sens.
On Twitter Friday, Trump says: "Rand Paul, or whoever votes against Hcare Bill, will forever (future political campaigns) be known as 'the Republican who saved ObamaCare'". Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) "lied" to the people of Arizona when he campaigned on repealing and replacing ObamaCare in his bid for reelection. The draft is also expected to include changes sought by senators who so far haven't registered public concerns with or opposition to the proposal. It is taking it from Democrat states and giving it to Republican states. The president was backing odd in a the state's GOP primary runoff, and he covered a variety of subjects, including the health care bill and McCain's opposition to it. "Let Arizona down!" Trump began Saturday morning. After the Senate failed in several attempts in July, the legislation looked dead. Trump, too, pushed hard, hungry for a win.
He amplified his criticism on Saturday, first tweeting: "John McCain never had any intention of voting for this bill, which his Governor [Doug Ducey] loves". It's also unclear if senators on the fence would support a procedural motion on the bill even if they decide they are against Graham-Cassidy in the end.
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Paul - who objects to the legislation on the grounds that it does not fully repeal the Affordable Care Act - responded in a series of tweets saying he "won't be bribed or bullied" into changing his mind. LePage says the bill represents the "best chance" to reform the current system and to return decision-making about funding health care to the states. At the core of the Cassidy-Graham plan is a maneuver to turn funding for the ACA into block grants for states. "I feel an obligation to fix this disaster and intend to push forward for state-centric health care versus Washington-knows-best health care".
On the other side, late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel, whose son was born with a heart defect, got considerable attention when he criticized the new repeal effort at length on his show. "Sad", Trump wrote in a separate tweet.
The bill would get rid of mandates for people to carry insurance or face penalties. States controlled by conservatives, such as MS, have opted out of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, adamantly refusing federal aid to their own poor and working-class citizens. The proposal would eliminate the expansion of Medicaid, the federal program that provides access to healthcare for low-income Americans under the ACA.
To make a September 30 deadline, Republican senators meant to bring the bill offered by Graham and Sen. The bill would also require insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing conditions, one of the requirements set forth by Trump.
Information for this article was contributed by Erica Werner, Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar of The Associated Press; by Thomas Kaplan and Robert Pear of The New York Times; by Sean Sullivan, Juliet Eilperin and Kelsey Snell of The Washington Post; and by Andy Davis of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
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