Republican Susan Collins likely to deal fatal blow to Graham-Cassidy bill

Republican Susan Collins likely to deal fatal blow to Graham-Cassidy bill

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has also stated that he will not be bullied into something he does not support. Sen.

Collins did not commit completely to a "no" vote, however, preferring to let the CBO review process continue. Cruz said he did not think Sen.

But the bill is one "no" vote from failure again for the 52-member Republican caucus, with Sen. Rand Paul against it, Republicans can't afford any other defections from their ranks. Paul will also find himself at the center of intense pressure from his GOP colleagues - though the Kentucky senator has a long history of bucking intra-party political pressure.

Collins stopped short of declaring that she would vote against the measure, saying she wanted to wait for an analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office that is expected to be released early this week.

Cruz's comments come as the chances of Republicans' latest efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare appear slim.

The freedom given to the states may also result in some deep blue states-California, New York, and Vermont-developing single-payer health care, also known as Medicare for everyone. But she said she has serious concerns that the legislation will hurt disabled children and low-income seniors who depend on Medicaid and people with pre-existing medical conditions.

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The bill would cap Medicaid, reduce spending and distribute federal money to states.

"They could remove the block grants from it". On Sept. 30 procedural rules change in the Senate so that bills after that point would require a filibuster-proof majority.

He said, "I can not in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal".

"It's hard for me to envision a scenario where I would end up voting for this bill", she told CNN's "State of the Union". At a rally in Alabama Friday night, the president said he was stunned by the Arizona senator's vote against the previous repeal bill, saying McCain's opposition was "totally unexpected" and "terrible".

The president's hoping Paul and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). "Alaska had a 200% plus increase in premiums under ObamaCare, worst in the country". In a Tweet Friday, Paul wrote "Calling a bill that KEEPS most of Obamacare "repeal" doesn't make it true". That's because it would replace major parts of the law with block grants for states to design their own programs.

IN lawmakers are reacting after a bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act suffered a major blow. She said, however, that she does not anticipate any new information coming to light that would alter her view. McCain worked closely with the governor in the days leading up to the vote.

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the bill Monday, and CNN will televise a debate between Republicans Graham and Cassidy and Sen.