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U.S. Senator John McCain will not support revised GOP health care bill


PUBLISHED Fri, September 22, 2017 - 2:36pm EDT


U.S. Senator John McCain has announced he will not support a revised Republican health care bill, making it impossible for the bill to advance. It marks the latest blow to Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare. (more)





Two Republican senators - Susan Collins and Rand Paul - had already expressed their opposition against the Graham-Cassidy proposal, and Friday's announcement from McCain means Republicans are short of a majority.

"I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal," Sentator McCain of Arizona said. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried. Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it."

Repealing Obamacare has been one of President Donald Trump's top priorities, but Republican lawmakers have so far been unable to agree on a replacement. Republicans need a minimum of 50 votes to pass the measure.

“We should not be content to pass health care legislation on a party-line basis, as Democrats did when they rammed Obamacare through Congress in 2009," McCain added. "If we do so, our success could be as short-lived as theirs when the political winds shift, as they regularly do. The issue is too important, and too many lives are at risk, for us to leave the American people guessing from one election to the next whether and how they will acquire health insurance. A bill of this impact requires a bipartisan approach."

McCain's vote would likely end the Republicans latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care before Sept 30th.






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