Senate Republicans Could Vote On Obamacare Repeal By End of Month

Senate Republicans Could Vote On Obamacare Repeal By End of Month

It contains, in exaggerated and nearly caricature form, all the elements that made previous Republican proposals so cruel and destructive.

"It would be a last-ditch attempt to repeal Obamacare before the GOP's power to pass health care legislation through a party-line vote in the Senate expires on September 30", the article states. Under the reconciliation process, it would need 50 votes to pass, assuming the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence.

On the other side, Cassidy and Graham's bill would once again look to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Democrats are warning that the bill is a serious threat. "The GOP is back w/ another version of #Trumpcare & it's no better than their last plan". It concedes that the federal government is responsible for providing massive health care subsidies to the states.

Two Republicans who did not support earlier efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Sen.

The GOP needs at least 50 senators to vote for the bill, which would then have to be considered by the House of Representatives. Republicans control 52 of the Senate's 100 seats.

The good news is that for technical reasons of parliamentary procedure, Graham-Cassidy has to pass by the end of this month, or not at all.

Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy (La.), left, and Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) at a news conference last week on health care.

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The block grant is run through CHIP and is subject to a mandatory appropriation. It also scraps the 2010 law's tax on medical device sales. Senator Rand Paul said it did not go far enough to repeal Obamacare. "It's time for them to get the job done". "It is his dream and that's where Democrats are going". "The way to do this is have a bill, put it through the committee". The bill is still on the Senate calendar.

"We expect regular staff briefings and member discussions to continue", David Popp, a McConnell spokesman, said in an email Monday. Dean Heller of Nevada and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin - are backing the measure too. A more recent twist has been the "per capita cap" which adjusts federal funding to the number of people deemed eligible in each state. States that participated more in the ACA-such as NY and California-would be penalized financially, and those that did not would be rewarded financially.

MoveOn.org's Wikler concluded that "massive, unignorable pressure" will be necessary to defeat the Republicans' "brutal and deadly" act of desperation. It said the cuts would grow more severe in 2027, when the block grants would expire and Medicaid per capita cap cuts would notch down spending. So, as in so many other aspects of this proposal, "flexibility" to cut eligibility and benefits.

And in case you were thinking the current bill is somehow more moderate or acceptable than the old ones, well...you don't know Republicans.

About $500 billion would be stripped from the ACA and the Medicaid program. "But, over time even non-expansion states will face budgetary challenges given the proposed changes to Medicaid, which will likely accelerate for all states over time".

On Friday, Cassidy told reporters his bill has support from as many as 48 or 49 Republicans. Lindsey Graham of SC and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, both Republicans.

"It's not the repeal of Obamacare that was promised", wrote FreedomWorks' legislative affairs vice president Jason Pye on Saturday.

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