Hogan Opposes New Plan to Repeal Obamacare

Anita Tucker
September 21, 2017

"He said he would only support a healthcare bill that makes sure a child like mine would get the health he needs, no matter how much money his parents make". Paul is the only definitive GOP "no" vote to the legislation.

Republicans latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, includes several provisions that would dramatically affect women's health care.

Senate Republican leaders' renewed Obamacare repeal-and-replace effort - in the form of the bill authored by senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy - maintains the largest tax hikes imposed by the 2010 law, using them to fund block grants to states. Bill Cassidy on his late-night show, saying the Louisiana Republican "lied right to my face" by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for the host.

It would give states control over billions of dollars in federal health care spending.

McCain has also objected to the process being used to produce the Obamacare repeal bills, none of which have gone through the usual committee hearings and mark-ups that produce legislation.

Special procedures protecting the GOP bill from filibusters - which take 60 votes to block - expire September 30, and after that Democratic opposition would guarantee its defeat.

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Pelosi left the news conference after trying to wait out the shouting for more than a half hour. "We demand accountability. The Democrats say a deal has been reached, but the White House denies it.


But the Graham-Cassidy bill does not contain those guarantees. "Which was, in a nutshell, no family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they can't afford it", he said.

"This new bill actually does pass the Jimmy Kimmel test, but a different Jimmy Kimmel test", Kimmel said on Tuesday's show.

The result: All 16 states that would get more health-care money in 2026 than under Obamacare are states that have declined to expand Medicaid, according to calculations by the health-care consulting firm Avalere.

The letter was signed by Democrats John Hickenlooper of Colorado, Steve Bullock of Montana, Terry McAuliffe of Virginia, John Bel Edwards of Louisiana, Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania, and Republicans John Kasich of Ohio, Bill Walker of Alaska, Brian Sandoval of Nevada, Phil Scott of Vermont and Charlie Baker of MA.

In two tweets, the president urged Senate Republicans to support the measure, which is co-sponsored by Sens.

They've had discussions with more than half the Senate and negotiated in good faith for weeks, Murray said Tuesday.

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