Graham, other senators introducing health care plan

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Graham, other senators introducing health care plan

Republican voters overwhelmingly believe Obamacare should be repealed, even though party leaders in charge of Congress appear ready to move on.

I'll tell you what's interesting.

President Donald Trump should back congressional efforts to pass narrowly tailored legislation that would help stabilize the Obamacare markets, two Democrats said. "Combined with significant Medicaid reforms it makes for a bill that on net is worth voting for".

The measure would make health care less expensive and less complicated for many people and businesses.

And states accounting for half of the USA population would let insurers exclude the Obamacare requirement that their health plans cover a minimum set of so-called essential health benefits, the CBO found.

"The Senate must reject any healthcare bill that rolls back coverage, undercuts federal support for Medicaid, or eliminates critical protections for people living with pre-existing conditions", Penner concluded.

"I can't support a bill that keeps 90% of Obamacare in place", Paul tweeted. Shut down the government if necessary, they said.

The Graham-Cassidy bill distributes the money more evenly based on population. Collins said she is still looking it over, but has a problem with defunding Planned Parenthood. Cassidy told reporters that Graham is in conversations with the administration about supporting the bill. "And then we can look at anything they want to bring forward through a normal process later, whether it's Bernie ['s bill] or whatever it'll be", said West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin.

Indivisible, which was crucial in organizing grassroots opposition to various forms of Trumpcare, called on its followers to "take action immediately" by contacting their senators and urging them to vote no on Graham-Cassidy.

Starting in 2021, the amount of money each state would receive would be tied to the number of people living in the state who earn between 50 percent and 138 percent of the federal poverty line.

Cries for universal coverage and government-provided, single-payer health care have simmered among Democrats for decades. "Some will figure it out better than others, and those who do badly will copy those who do well", Graham said.

Starting in 2022, it would include a risk adjustment for states which have older and sicker consumers. The Republicans have until the end of September to pass the bill under reconciliation rules that require only 51 votes.

"Today we begin the long and hard struggle to end the global disgrace of the United States, our great nation, being the only major country on Earth not to guarantee health care to all", Sanders declared.

Sanders was unveiling his bill Wednesday, the same day Republican senators were rolling out details of a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law. Second, Paul got the vote he wanted on clean repeal, and lost 45/54. "I've been involved in a lot of things in the last 20 years", Graham said. "Sort of like when the Senate votes down something ridiculous the House sends them - in order to prove to the crazies don't have the votes". Senator Rand Paul said he wouldn't support it, and "I haven't heard anybody talking about it".

Shortly afterward, Trump issued a statement saying "I sincerely hope" the effort by Graham and three other GOP senators will succeed.

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