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Jimmy Kimmel Says Sen. Cassidy Fell Short Of Standard For Obamacare Repeal

Jimmy Kimmel Says Sen. Cassidy Fell Short Of Standard For Obamacare Repeal

Meanwhile, the unexpected effort to repeal Obamacare has pushed to the back burner two other key health issues with late September deadlines.

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the governors said the bill by Republican Sens.

The clock is ticking for Senate Republicans to be able to repeal and replace Obamacare, following through on their nearly seven-year campaign promise, through a special process that requires fewer votes.

Pointing to what it cast as ACA funding discrepancies between MA and states like Pennsylvania, Cassidy's office noted that although the latter almost doubles the Bay State in population, it receives 58 percent less in Obamacare dollars.

The Graham-Cassidy proposal would eliminate the expansion and the premiums subsidies in 2020 and instead give states a smaller amount of money they can use for lowering premiums, or any health-related objective they choose.

"I could maybe give you 10 reasons why this bill shouldn't be considered", Grassley said during the conference call.




When asked, the governor could not guarantee they would keep their coverage. Republican governors from those states, like Massachusetts' Charlie Baker and Ohio's John Kasich, are opposing the bill. John McCain. Would he step back in line with fellow Republicans now that there was a bill co-written by Lindsey Graham of SC, his best friend in the Senate?

Collins stressed she has serious concerns about the Graham-Cassidy proposal, but would not make a decision until the Congressional Budget Office publishes a partial analysis of the bill. Even yesterday, he admitted that Arkansas Works remains in a "good position" if the Graham-Cassidy bill fails.

"Republicans are spending millions to fight off a nationwide wave of primaries and have to try to defend a wildly unpopular health care agenda that threatens coverage for pre-existing conditions, charges seniors up to five times more for care and raises premiums - three proposals that will tank their campaigns across the country", she said in an email Wednesday.

Disability rights advocates demonstrated against the health care reform at the U.S. Senate in July. Cassidy said more people will be covered under his bill "than under the status quo". These idiotic Republican senators don't even know what's in the legislation, and yet they're rushing to ram this down our throats, because they hate President Obama. In Indiana, that would result in a federal funding cut that could make people lose coverage or wind up paying more, Democratic Indiana Sen. You would think that they would want people to talk about this bill, to understand this bill, to analyze it, and figure out what the hell it's actually going to do to the American public.

Barro has dubbed the bill's new funding formula "the Alaska Purchase".

And then the states can use the money for any number of things. The bill would take the money going to states that have expanded Medicaid and spread it to all states through the block grants. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a center-left think tank, estimates the shortfall would total $41 billion by 2026.


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