"The idea that the Republican party has done its best to repeal and replace Obamacare is a joke", said Graham, who was joined by fellow Republican Bill Cassidy in the effort. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) - and former Sen.
States would then be free to spend the money on a variety of health-care programs, including single-payer plans, plans that function just like Obamacare, plans that focus dollars on high-risk individuals, and plans that automatically provide the uninsured with catastrophic insurance. "Every time that I think I can finally sleep at night, they come out with another bad bill - because my Affordable Care Act policy is what's keeping me alive".
On health care, McConnell has told members of his Republican caucus not to come forward with a bill unless they have the 50 votes needed to pass it under special rules.
The bill would eliminate funding that allows some of the country's most vulnerable populations to be covered, including Medicaid expansions. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.), have been pushing the plan for weeks.
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The legislation attempts to level spending among states, neither punishing those that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare, or those that did not.
Separately, independent Senator Bernie Sanders, a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, was pushing a plan to widen the Medicare health insurance program for seniors, to include everyone. The latest healthcare bill proposed by Sens.
In one Senate committee, a bipartisan effort was under way on Tuesday to fix Obamacare without repealing it, led by the Republican health committee chairman, Lamar Alexander, and the panel's top Democrat, Patty Murray. It is likely that they would also protest this bill. Graham-Cassidy defunds Planned Parenthood and redirects the money to community health centers. 12 other senators have signed onto Sanders' bill. "Up until last month, Nevadans living in 14 of our 17 counties were not going to be able to buy insurance on the exchange next year", said Heller.
One thing is known for sure, Sanders has brought forth, even with a lack of details, the most popular single-payer bill to hit the national political stage.
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Health care experts dispute this characterization, saying it will be impossible for states to keep their current systems as the funding shrivels up and disappears.
Blumenthal, one of the most recent senators to jump on board Sanders' bill, said Tuesday that the Medicare-For-All bill is in now way about "scrapping it (Obamacare)", the bill is rather about "building on it".
"Looking beyond the partisan rhetoric of the past, we can all agree that issues need to be addressed to strengthen the individual market for consumers", they write.
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