The GOP's Last-Ditch Effort To Repeal ObamaCare Is Surprisingly Good

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"Doing nothing is not an option", said Senator Bill Cassidy, who has worked with Senator Lindsey Graham to push the bill.

Strengthens the ability for states to waive Obamacare regulations.

The waiver route to "state flexibility" could make a comeback if Graham-Cassidy fails; even with McCain's vote (and he's still not onboard, thanks to concerns about the irregular procedure being used to advance this bill), Republicans are, at this point, one senator short of 50. They are also trying to get Sen. "CBO estimated that the repeal-without-replace approach would ultimately leave 32 million more people uninsured".

Cassidy replied to say the measure "repeals entire architecture of Obamacare & gives Kentucky control over its own health care".

"Democrats in the Senate will not stop fighting to protect Americans from the Republicans' unsafe plan", he added. Bill Cassidy (R-La.).

On Sunday, McCain repeated his view that a health plan needs to go through the committee process and gain bipartisan support - both of which are unlikely with the clock ticking and Democrats united against an Obamacare replacement.

To be sure, the chances of the Cassidy-Graham bill getting approved in the Senate are slim. "It would impose less damaging cuts, or even raise funding initially, for states that have rejected the Medicaid expansion or enrolled few low-income residents in marketplace coverage". Dean Heller (R-NV), and Sen. States that participated more in the ACA-such as NY and California-would be penalized financially, and those that did not would be rewarded financially. Those states have only Democratic senators, but have some GOP House members.

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MoveOn.org's Wikler concluded that "massive, unignorable pressure" will be necessary to defeat the Republicans' "brutal and deadly" act of desperation.

Any provision that prevents a health insurance issuer offering a coverage plan in the individual or small group market from requiring an individual to pay a premium or contribution (as a condition of enrollment or continued enrollment under the plan) which is greater than such premium or contribution for a similarly situated individual enrolled in the plan on the basis of any health status-related factor in relation to the individual or to an individual enrolled under the plan as a dependent of the individual.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is proposing a $1 billion infrastructure bill crafted by Congressional Democrats that could create as many as 15 million jobs.

"States that expanded Medicaid access to the newly eligible population under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are particularly at risk under this latest bill", Fitch said. "Nevertheless, FreedomWorks is treating it as what is likely to be the last serious attempt to reform Obamacare".

On Friday, Cassidy told reporters his bill has support from as many as 48 or 49 Republicans.

And, crucially, a year ago far too many people were complacent; they assumed that Trump couldn't possibly become president, so they felt free to engage in trivial pursuits.

"I can't support a bill that keeps 90% of Obamacare in place", Paul tweeted. Graham and Cassidy would move us.

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