New Obamacare Repeal Plan Offered

Senator Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul

"Some will figure it out better than others, and those who do badly will copy those who do well", Graham said.

Third, it's true that timing is running out, but let's not forget that as recently as last month, Senate Republicans slapped together a ridiculous bill over lunch; several GOP senators said they hated it; and that night it nevertheless received 49 votes.

By the end of last week, two Republican senators, Susan Collins from ME and Rand Paul of Kentucky, had publicly announced their opposition to the bill. Bernie Sanders unveiled an alternative plan - for a single-payer system that would cover everyone and cut out insurance companies. It would keep some of Obamacare's regulations and taxes in place but redirect taxpayer funding away from organizations that provide abortions, such as Planned Parenthood.

Repeals the Obamacare Medical Device Tax.

The discussion began with Graham suggesting President Donald Trump should worry less about a solution to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) problem and more about repealing Obamacare.

The deadline applies because that's when budget reconciliation rules expire. Graham said he thinks Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., would vote for the bill, but has largely left the responsibility of rounding up votes to the bill's sponsors and supporters. Fund Obamacare and everything else in government except Planned Parenthood, they argued. And there's a much larger group of Republicans who don't care very much about any of the principles involved but do sincerely object to the way Obamacare does income redistribution. Recent developments have increased the chance that Republicans are close to 50 "yes" votes.

"I am pretty confident we'll get there on the Republican side". Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski in July to reject bills to repeal and replace Obamacare.

New Obamacare Repeal Plan Offered
New Obamacare Repeal Plan Offered

"We are shooting for the 30th". The health law's supporters are trying to regalvanize the base that helped beat back previous repeal attempts, anxious about being caught off-guard by a new plan that nobody took seriously until recently.

"Without your voice, we can not succeed", Mr. "Get on the phone, start calling people".

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said Graham-Cassidy "would give states broad waiver authority to eliminate the ACA's core provisions for people with pre-existing health conditions". "Four states under Obamacare get 40 percent of the money: New York, California, Massachusetts, and Maryland", Graham said, but those four states make up about 20 percent of the US population. This is because its block-grant formula redistributes the Obamacare funding from states that expanded Medicaid to states that did not.

The Louisiana senator appeared to relish the arcane pieces of the puzzle in a Friday presentation to reporters, enthusiastically breaking down a series of spreadsheets on how states would fair under the reforms. The reason I know that is I spent all of August [with SC residents] talking about our failure [to repeal and replace Obamacare]. Now, some Democrats are championing the type of single-payer system championed by Sen.

Nine other senators attended and most also spoke, including at least four potential 2020 presidential aspirants who nearly seemed to be auditioning. Sen.

"Berniecare", Mr. Cassidy said, "is an indictment of status quo".

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