The Graham-Cassidy bill would repeal major pillars of Obama's law, replacing them with block grants to states to design their own programs. Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME has said she was leaning against the Graham-Cassidy bill, as has Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.
With sports clearly weighing on the president, he then rescinded an invitation for NBA All-Star Stephen Curry to visit the White House. "They know if they want me, they're going to have to make the bill more of a repeal bill and less of a "we're going to divvy up the pie to Republicans" bill".
The Texas Republican said he and Lee discussed the measure with its sponsors - GOP Sens.
"I feel an obligation to fix this disaster and intend to push forward for state-centric health care vs Washington-knows-best health care", Graham said on Twitter.
Sen. Lindsey Graham responded Friday to Sen.
If Collins comes out against the bill, crafted by GOP Sens. It would also change the open-ended entitlement structure of Medicaid, instead giving states money on a per-capita basis.
"If this bill becomes law, tremendous authority will devolve back to the states, and determining the path and direction of coverage will rest squarely in Madison", Borgerding said.
"I would vote to block grant at pre-Obama levels", he said.
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McCain's decision came on Friday afternoon, and it delivered a decisive blow that all but ended the president's hopes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen.
"I'm reading the fine print on Graham-Cassidy", Collins said, according to the Press Herald.
Collins said she had a lengthy conversation Saturday with Vice President Mike Pence, who she said urged her "to think more thoroughly about some issues".
Speaking to CBS News' John Dickerson, Collins said she'll remain uneasy until the Congressional Budget Office releases its latest projection for the bill's impact. "If not, ObamaCare collapses, and people go without health care". Collins and Murkowski were the only Republicans who voted "no" on four pivotal votes on earlier versions of the GOP legislation this summer.
Regarding Murkowski, he tweeted that in Alaska: "Deductibles high, people angry!" The GOP proposals would let states opt out of those requirements, affecting insurance sold on the exchanges and employer-based coverage.
A showdown vote would have to occur this week to give Republicans any shot at reversing their debacle on the issue in July, when the GOP-run Senate rejected their initial attempt to dismantle Obama's law. As McCain understands - along with a few other courageous leaders in Congress, both Republicans and Democrats - our government has to stop dodging that approach or dooming its occasional stabs at it, and begin cooperating in earnest.
White House legislative liaison Marc Short said he expected a vote to occur Wednesday.
"Our research indicates that he is the decisive factor", said Steven Law, the president of the Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC tied to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that has spent nearly $8 million backing odd.