White House 'Planning' on Health Care Vote This Week

Dayton to Discuss 'Harmful' Effect of Proposed Medicaid Cuts on Minnesotans

White House 'Planning' on Health Care Vote This Week

Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. They also said they were continuing to discuss the bill with Sen.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office did not immediately respond to questions about whether McCain's announcement has changed the plan to hold a vote next week.

Instead, states would be given pots of money and would get to decide how to spend it. Susan Collins, R-Maine, indicated Sunday that she was unlikely to vote in favor of it. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, and ME, home to Sen.

Alaska would get 3 percent more funding between 2020 and 2026 and ME would get 43 percent more funding during that time period, according to a summary of the revised legislation obtained Sunday by The Washington Post. John McCain said Friday he will not support a last-gasp Republican effort to repeal Obamacare, making him the second Republican lawmaker to do so, casting significant doubt on the GOP effort to repeal Obamacare.

Democrats say the numbers are misleading. Three others are likely to vote "no" - despite Johnson's warnings.

Collins said her concerns centered on the impact the legislation would have on the federal Medicaid program, which helps disabled children and low-income elderly people get healthcare.

"I'm optimistic, I really am", said Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, do not back the measure "right now". A Lee aide did not immediately answer a request for comment. There are already two Republican senators on record opposing the bill from GOP Sens.

"There are millions of Americans who will benefit from this bill", Short said.

The potential for Senate Republicans to unravel Obamacare this week diminished on Sunday, when two GOP senators, Susan Collins of ME and Ted Cruz of Texas said their support was unlikely.

So don't think of this as just repealing Obamacare. He said he'd suggested revisions that could reduce premiums, but that the latest draft of the bill doesn't include them.

Graham, too, vowed in a statement to "press on", and reaffirmed his friendship with McCain.

Some Republicans in Congress are bound and determined to completely erase the ACA from the federal code because it was the brainchild of former Democratic President Barack Obama and was pushed through legislatively by the Democratic-controlled House and Senate.

Ryan said she is heartened that New Jersey's delegation has shown bipartisan support for protecting health insurance coverage for the state's residents, in both the Senate and in the House.

President Trump has praised the legislation as a "great bill" and has promoted it in several tweets that misrepresent what it would do to the nation's health care system.

Marc Short acknowledges the last-ditch GOP bill remains short of the needed votes. "Eventually we'll win, whether it's now or later", Trump told reporters on Sunday.

The Medicaid expansion has been one of the main sticking points as Republicans try to repeal ObamaCare.

With Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., saying he is opposed to the bill and Sen. Murkowski hasn't committed on the bill. "I'm concerned about the impact on the Medicaid program, which has been on the books for more than 50 years and provides coverage to our most vulnerable citizens", Collins said. She had previously said she was "leaning agains" the legislation but sounded more sure of her decision on Sunday, when she told CNN it was "very hard for me to envision a scenario where I would end up voting for this bill".

It's puzzling - in fact, infuriating - that this Congress has been unable to deliver on its promise to fix Obamacare and its many, expensive flaws. But it has some critics, including outspoken Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul.

Despite all of the opposition, Graham said Sunday he believes the Senate vote will somehow succeed.

The measure would repeal much of the Affordable Care Act and shift money and power to the states. They face a September 30 deadline, at which point special rules that prevent a Democratic filibuster will expire. Republicans have pledged for seven years to overturn the law, and President Donald Trump made doing so a central theme of his 2016 campaign. Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican who co-sponsored the latest repeal with Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen.

"Graham-Cassidy goes the opposite direction", Mr. Bishop said.

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