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McCain says no to GOP health care bill

25 September 2017

He was one of four Republican senators who had been undecided.

Senator Tim Kaine echoed the call for both parties to put aside partisanship on the issue, saying that Graham-Cassidy "is not how we improve health care for millions".

He continued: "Arizona had a 116% increase in ObamaCare premiums previous year, with deductibles very high".

He also says he can't back it without knowing the proposal's impact on insurance coverage and premiums. The Senate Finance Committee hearing is being held even though the measure's prospects are dim.

Kimmel has been in a war of words with Louisiana Sen. That means there will nearly certainly be enough GOP opposition to sink it.

Alice Stewart is a CNN political commentator and former communications director for Ted Cruz's 2016 presidential campaign.

According to the report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Republican plan to dismantle much of the Affordable Care would cut federal spending on health insurance by an average of 11 percent between 2020 and 2026 in the 31 states, plus the District of Columbia, that have expanded their Medicaid programs under the law. Rand Paul of Kentucky said he opposes it, and Sen.

The latest GOP effort has received relatively little attention, overshadowed by last week's introduction by Sen.

He says he doesn't resent Trump's Twitter attacks on him for opposing the bill.

McCain's comments came on the same day that Sen.

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John McCain is an emphatic "No".

Those priorities will have to change if the state wants to keep that money and use it to provide health care, she said. The administration was pushing for her support, with Vice President Mike Pence calling into an Anchorage talk-radio show Thursday and urging listeners to contact Murkowski and ask her to "stand with President Trump" and support the bill.

Nationwide, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities expects more than 32 million Americans would lose insurance as a result of the proposed changes, which President Trump has pledged to sign into law.

That McCain is well enough to play this central figure in the Republican health care efforts is a surprise to many given the gravity of his diagnosis.

"John McCain never had any intention of voting for this Bill, which his Governor loves".

President Donald Trump gestures as he walks to board Air Force One to travel to Huntsville, Ala., for a campaign rally for Senate candidate Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Morristown, N.J. "So am I", McCain said in a statement on his decision. Reductions in insurance coverage would likely be somewhat larger under the Graham-Cassidy proposal because of the legislation's non-expansion related Medicaid provisions, which would further reduce insurance coverage.

The moderate ME lawmaker on Friday said she is "leaning against" the Graham-Cassidy bill that would dismantle former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

"It's very hard for me to envision a scenario where I would end up voting for this bill", Collins told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of The Union". Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen.

"I can not in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal", McCain said in a statement.

McCain says no to GOP health care bill