Blue-State House Republicans Won't Like Graham-Cassidy

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On Tuesday, asked by The Intercept about the status of his legislation, he said that the bill's cosponsors, Sens.

Cassidy pledged to make sure that this would not come back under his system and that preexisting conditions would not cause people to be charged more.

"We have no real competition", Portman says."We have 42 of our 88 counties only have one insurer now, which is not competition". Reconciliation lets certain fiscally-oriented bills dodge filibusters and pass with only 51 votes. GOP Senators John McCain of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME - all of whom voted against the first Republican effort to repeal parts of Obamacare - are undecided, although McCain indicated that he may "reluctantly" back the new effort.

The bill would undo the central pillars of President Barack Obama's health care law and replace them with block grants to states so they can devise their own health care coverage rules.

Senate Republicans are at it again with their latest Obamacare repeal bill, known as Graham-Cassidy, which is expected to be voted on before the end of September.

Mr. Cassidy is co-sponsoring the bill with Sen. I think that's something that whether you're a Republican or a Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right?

"You were born with a pre-existing condition, and if your parents didn't have medical insurance you might not live long enough to even get denied because of a pre-existing condition", Kimmel said at the time. Meanwhile, SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals (XPH) and First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX (FXH) declined more than 1% apiece.

"I am disappointed that Republican leaders have chose to freeze this bipartisan approach and are trying to jam through a partisan Trumpcare bill", she said. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), one of the sponsors of the bill.

Cassidy might have President Donald Trump on his side - "Money direct to States!"

"Allowing states and Governors to actually implement better healthcare ideas by taking more decision-making power out of Washington", said McConnell.

Gov. Charlie Baker joined a bipartisan group of nine other governors in a letter urging lawmakers to reject the bill, calling instead for "bipartisan efforts to bring stability and affordability to our insurance markets". According to STAT News, the states that would see the most drastic cuts are the ones that expanded Medicaid under the ACA. Bill Cassidy on his show to discuss health care.

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