Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Monday mounted a passionate defense of the Obamacare repeal and replacement bill he recently co-authored.
In a written statement provided by aides, Johnson said funding formulas to correct "the grossly unfair" distribution of money under Obama's law needed to be changed "to reflect the unique circumstances of many states, including recognizing the innovative reforms of Wisconsin". "But doing nothing on health care is just not acceptable". Arizona Republican John McCain is opposing the bill, and Senator Susan Collins of ME says she's leaving heavily against it. Democrats oppose the measure.
Paul had already expressed his opposition to the bill last week - saying it did not go far enough in repealing the infrastructure of "Obamacare" - but over the weekend, the sponsors of the bill added sweeteners for the states of Republican senators who remained critical of or undecided on the legislation. Lisa Murkowsi, R-Alaska, reportedly leaning against the bill.
"If you read the updated bill, which was leaked Sunday night to The Washington Post and other news outlets, it's pretty clear which senators Cassidy and Graham are playing to".
As a result, there would likely be less of a gap between the states poised to get additional federal dollars from this bill and the states that would lose out on funding. The House bill gradually wound down federal spending on insurance subsidies and Medicaid, and contained a provision specifically meant to win over New York Republicans, said Reed, one of the heads of the Problem Solvers Caucus.
"They should be", Trump said. "If you want a hearing, you better shut up", Hatch said.
Republican Susan Collins likely to deal fatal blow to Graham-Cassidy bill
Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME , and the revised legislation may be released this weekend, Politico reports. Collins said she wants to wait for the Congressional Budget Office analysis of the bill before she makes a final decision.
"One of the things I'm most excited about is we have two million fast-food restaurants in our country, they employ about 15 million people", said Paul. Next Sunday, protections expire against a Democratic filibuster, bill-killing delays that Republicans lack the votes to overcome. The bill would also make major changes to traditional Medicaid, capping the federal government's contribution.
"You know, I could maybe give you 10 reasons why this bill shouldn't be considered", the Iowa Republican said according to a report from The Des Moines Register.
"That's the only way he gets to a yes", Gor said in an email. "This may be Obamacare but they're going to blame Trump if it doesn't work".
The bill "block grants the Obamacare money, but keeps it, but then it takes it from big states like California and NY and Maryland and MA - which just happen to be Democratic states - and passes it out to all of the Republican states", said Paul.
The chambers of Finance Committee is set to consider health care legislation proposed by Sens.