Revisions Made To GOP Health Care Bill To Target Key Votes

Revisions Made To GOP Health Care Bill To Target Key Votes

Collins announced her opposition to the Graham Cassidy Health Care Bill on Twitter about two hours after Hatch's Senate Finance Committee completed contentious hearings on the measure. "We need to find a better way", he said. Paul becoming a yes vote because his demands are too severe.

"We're going to press on", Graham said during the debate.

Opponents of the bill had formed a huge line outside the hearing room that snaked all the way to an adjoining Senate office building. Additionally, the bill would make cuts to the Medicaid overall, which provides care to low-income adults, children, elderly, and disabled. Judy, his wife of 52 years, suffers from Alzheimer's disease and requires 24/7 care at a facility that is paid for by Medicaid. "Sweeping reforms to our health care system and to Medicaid can't be done well in a compressed time frame, especially when the actual bill is a moving target".

Republicans are rushing to pass the measure this week because after September 30 they no longer can use an arcane budget process to circumvent a Democratic filibuster. It would also give states more freedom to charge higher premiums for older and seriously ill people, and raise consumers' out-of-pocket expenses.

According to estimates, Arizona would receive 14 percent more funds, and Kentucky would receive a 4 percent increase. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen.

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Senator Susan Collins of ME said she opposes both the old and the new versions of the bill known as Graham-Cassidy. We're here, and we're grateful for Medicaid.

"The spending will go on and on and on and I don't think anybody's taking into account for what that does to the deficit", he said.

With the fate of the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare coming down to the wire in Washington, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statement Monday urging Congress to get it done.

Only two Republican senators can vote against the bill for it to pass. In the event of a tie, Vice President Mike Pence could cast a vote to break it. But the Brookings Institution found that roughly 21 million people could lose their care by 2020 if Graham-Cassidy passes-after 2026, Brookings estimated, that number could grow to 32 million.

The White House scrambled last week to win over Republicans skeptical of the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill, with Trump himself telephoning lawmakers and state governors seeking to tilt the scales in favor of the bill.