Sens. Warner, Kaine Call on Republicans to Rethink Graham-Cassidy Bill

Gov. Susana Martinez

For his part, Graham issued a statement on Friday saying his friendship with McCain "is not based on how he votes but respect for how he's lived his life and the person he is". "That's not a consistent way to get health care or to really improve the health of the community". "The premiums would be so high they would be unaffordable".

While he said he might have supported a bill that went through the normal process, he could not support this bill "without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it".

Republican senators have until September 30 to push a repeal bill through. The Senate Finance Committee hearing is being held even though the measure's prospects are dim. Susan Collins, of ME, is also expected to vote no on the proposal. Nearly surely not, or they wouldn't have produced something that everyone, and I mean everyone, who knows anything about health care warns would cause chaos. He helped round up support for the proposal.

"I trust Tennessee more to make those kinds of decisions than I do those in Washington D.C.", Alexander said.

It is the second time in two months that he has defied his party and President Donald Trump over efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as "Obamacare", which has always been in Republicans' sights.

Paul said he opposes the bill because it doesn't go far enough in repealing the Affordable Care Act, maintaining numerous taxes while redirecting the funds to states.

Here's what Trump's tweeted about Paul: "I think he may find a way to get there for the good of the Party!"

Pence said a few times that the Senate was supposed to be voting on the new repeal-and-replace option next week, and he described the bill as being drafted by "friends of mine", mentioning Sens.

According to a new independent analysis, the bill awaiting a Senate vote could lead to 21 million fewer Americans having health insurance.

McCain was the decisive vote against the GOP's last repeal effort, in July.

Trump defended the bill, tweeting: "Large Block Grants to States is a good thing to do". Murkowski will not support the bill.

Just yesterday, Trump attacked the Kentucky senator on twitter.

One of the first people to praise McCain for his decision was late-night show host Jimmy Kimmel.

Sen. John McCain, whose thumbs-down crushed his Republican colleagues' previous attempt to repeal Obamacare, put a last-ditch effort to meet their long-sought goal on the ropes.

"That has not been the case", McCain said.

The latest legislation is being co-sponsored by McCain's close friend, Sen.

"The vote could come as early as next week and this is not going to be easy", Pence said.

President Donald Trump is calling Sen. The bill was sponsored by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Dean Heller of Nevada and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.

"Icannotingood conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal", McCain said in a statement, referring to the bill by Sens.

McCain says he believes lawmakers could do better if Republicans and Democrats work together on a replacement for President Barack Obama's health care law.

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