What's in the new version of Graham-Cassidy ACA repeal bill

Collins announced her decision shortly after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said "millions" of Americans would lose coverage under the bill and projected it would impose $1 trillion in Medicaid cuts through 2026.

If Republicans can't pass changes to the Affordable Care Act by Saturday, they'll need 60 votes on future attempts - a mark that is widely seen as almost impossible for the GOP.

"We don't have the support for it", Hatch, of Utah, told reporters. Those rules expire on September 30. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME has said she can't imagine a scenario where she would vote for it. Bill Cassidy, (R-LA), and Sen. And that's going to make some people happy and embitter other people. John McCain and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a radio interview on Monday in which he expressed disappointment at the lack of accomplishment on healthcare legislation. States would be able to alter or eliminate requirements on age rating, actuarial value, essential health benefits, cost-sharing and preventive services.

It's also too early to predict whether insurers will stick around to sell coverage in the revamped markets.

Along with Paul, Cruz and Lee have sought changes to GOP bills all year long that would reduce federal health care funding beyond other Republican proposals. That's because it would replace major parts of the law with block grants for states to design their own programs. "That's pretty much as much of a reason as the substance of the bill".

Put plainly, even in its revised state, Graham-Cassidy would make deep cuts to Medicaid (even with the additional funds, states like Alaska would receive less funding than they would under Obamacare) and remove numerous popular federal protections, including caps on out-of-pocket costs and protections for those with preexisting conditions (individual states will decide how much insurers can charge those with preexisting conditions).

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It's unusual that such a significant bill would have only one sponsor who specializes in health-care policy. "The fact that a new version of this bill was released the very week we are supposed to vote compounds the problem".

"I would consider supporting legislation similar to that offered by my friends Senators Graham and Cassidy were it the product of extensive hearings, debate and amendment". The Senate legislation fails those basic tests for Floridians, and Rubio and should join Republican Sens. In a statement, Schumer said the measure would "throw our health insurance system into chaos". And it would place a federal spending cap on Medicaid.

Collins remained deeply critical of the bill on Friday during an appearance in Portland and over the weekend on national Sunday talk shows. How in the world would those residents afford to buy private coverage if Congress repealed those subsidies?

"Whatever the CBO scores [are] will be superseded by another score later this week", he told ABC on Sunday.

Near the end of the Senate Finance Committee hearing, Sen. McCain has not yet commented but his opposition to Graham-Cassidy was largely based on the rushed process - the bill was made public just two weeks ago. 30 to take advantage of budget reconciliation authority.



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