Obamacare repeal bill 'dead' as key Republican opposes Trump

27 September, 2017, 00:54 | Author: Raquel Nash
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As the latest Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act begins its death rattle, a growing number of physicians worry that any solution Washington proposes will not fix the nation's ailing health care system. Lindsey Graham of SC and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, would eliminate the mandate that everyone has to have health insurance. She joined Republican Sens. He called the prospects "bleak".

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump lashed out at "so-called Republicans" Tuesday for deserting the party's latest attempt to repeal the Obama health care law.

The setback marks the end for the latest drive to overturn the law, a promise the GOP has made to voters for seven years.

To resuscitate their push, Republicans would need to change opposing senators' minds, which they've tried unsuccessfully to do for months. Susan Collins announced she opposed the legislation.

Barring a reversal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., must decide whether to hold a roll call at all.

Former GOP Sen. Rick Santorum similarly downplayed opposition to the bill, drawing a parallel between pushback against welfare reforms enacted in the mid-1990s. John McCain of Arizona, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas have already said they will not vote for the bill. others have hinted they could not support the bill in its current form either.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, remains undecided.

This was the last week Republicans had any chance of prevailing with their narrow 52-48 Senate margin.

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Republicans aim to pass the bill before Sep.

One of the measure's sponsors, Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, author of the proposal along with Sen. Sixteen states would gain money. It would make sweeping changes and cuts to Medicaid, with experts projecting a staggering US$1 trillion plus in cuts between 2020 and 2036 to the federal health programme for the poor and the disabled, which has been expanded under Obamacare.

This is despite last-minute changes to the legislation.

Half the 30 states President Donald Trump won past year would lose money.

Trump has repeatedly attacked McCain for his vote on Twitter and on an Alabama-based radio show Monday.

Cassidy and Graham defended their bill before the Finance committee.

The Republican proposal would have replaced the new Medicaid funding with state block grants and set up per-capital limits, "significantly reduc [ing] the federal burden for health care" rules and let states set up and fund their own, if they want to. Referring to Obama's overhaul, he added, "What you have created isn't working".

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